Anatomy of a Deception: How a Conservative Magazine Attempted to Discredit the Occupy Movement

By: Monday October 10, 2011 6:30 pm

It is now time for those who reported the initial perceptions of the D.C. protests to go back to this story and re-report it in light of the evidence. They should be asking tough questions and seeking to gather even more of the evidence. What do the authorities have to say about this and have they been informed? Does the Museum intend to press charges? How do the publishers and chief editors of The American Spectator explain his behavior, their publication, and their attempts to later hide the truth?

 

American Spectator Editor Admits to Being Agent Provocateur at D.C. Museum

By: Sunday October 9, 2011 6:39 am

Immediately after the incident began hitting the newswires Howley published a “Breaking News” story with The American Spectator online in which he reveals that he had consciously infiltrated the group on Friday with the intent to discredit the movement. He states that “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.”

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