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A reporter for the American Spectator--who says he "infiltrated" a group of Washington, D.C., protesters "in order to mock and undermine" their cause in his magazine--claims he helped incite a riot at the National Air and Space Museum on Saturday afternoon and was pepper-sprayed in the process.
According to Howley, he was aggressive in the march on the museum because, "in the absence of ideological uniformity ... their only chance, as I saw it, was to push the envelope and go bold.
More important question, from a journalism standpoint: Did Howley--in apparently inciting a riot to produce a story--cross an ethical line?