Right-Wing Journalist Crafts Heroic Spin To Prove He Is Not A Loser (He Is)
American Spectator assistant editor Patrick Howley is busy making himself famous on the Internet today as the kind of right-wing village idiot who shows up to "do a jernalizm" on one of these Washington, D.C. protest thingamaboobers and inadvertently ends up getting himself pepper sprayed by a security guard while running an improvised one-man mission to storm the Air and Space Museum, because he is inept. But this simply will not do, for his super-scoop conservative news break about how lefty protesters are awful, so Howley's version of the antiwar march organized by the group October 11 instead claims that he "infiltrated" the protesters (by showing up), who are by the way a bunch of tools who don't know how to act like violent idiots unless Patrick Howley is there To Show How It's Done.
Here he is bragging about being the sole moron to burst into the Air and Space Museum as he was staggering around with swollen eyeballs:
From estimates within the protest, only ten people were pepper-sprayed, and as far as I could tell I was the only one who got inside the museum.
In the absence of ideological uniformity, these protesters have no political power. Their only chance, as I saw it, was to push the envelope and go bold. But, if today's demonstration was any indicator, they don't have what it takes to even do that.
Lesson: protesters are chicken shit if they do not invade...museums.
As I scrambled away from the scene of my crime, a police officer outside the museum gates pointed at my eyes, puffed out his chest, and shouted: "Yeah, that's right. That's right." He was proud that I had been pepper-sprayed, and, oddly, so was I. I deserved to get a face full of high-grade pepper, and the guards who sprayed me acted with more courage than I saw from any of the protesters. If you're looking for something to commend these days in America, start with those guards.