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.
Editorial Assistant, The American Spectator
Here's a story from the annals of fools posing as journalists.
After a pepper spray melee  October 8th at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC in which several people I know were painfully sprayed, it was revealed that one of at least two provocateurs whipping up the guards and cops was a writer from a right-wing magazine, The American Spectator.
Op-ed News photographer Cheryl Biren  was at the museum and noticed a beefy man in a black t-shirt whose aggressive actions seemed to her the actions of a "provocateur." She sent out a query with 27 shots of the man to see if anyone knew who he was. He's seen charging a guard in Biren's photo below; the man directly behind him in a tan jacket is American Spectator Editorial Assistant Patrick Howley.
The beefy man shoves the guard, with Patrick Howley behind him
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Those of us who have worked for decades as non-violent antiwar peace activists talk about these sorts of individuals in cretinous terms. They are the bane of our existence. Why? Because they intentionally whip things up to a frenzy to distract from a protest's intended message. They do this by provoking the police into what might be termed cop-riot-mode where they feel the need to indiscriminately whack people with batons and/or spray them with pepper spray.