The American Spectator has removed Patrick Howley’s stupid I got sprayed post from its site, but it’s archived now having already been published.
We have a conservative bragging about infiltrating the protests in DC—how hard could that have been—and admitting he ignored the requests of security…
If this had been a liberal infiltrating a Tea Party rally to cause problems, the media would have shit itself with glee. Remember how big of a deal JournoList was? When its a conservative doing it to liberals, though, nobody cares.
"As far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story. Under a cloud of pepper spray I forced myself into the doors and sprinted blindly across the floor of the Air and Space Museum …"
— American Spectator assistant editor Patrick Howley • Discussing his role in the Air & Space Museum protests
on Saturday, which (in a story since deleted from the site, but repeated elsewhere) he claims to have helped escalate. Howley claims he did this in an effort to commit an act of journalism (and to mock the protesters in the process, which his article most certainly did), but the result appears to have been a large amount of negative press for a James O’Keefe
-esque act. source (via • follow)