Since today's Post-Dispatch mentions this blog in their discussion of John Burns, I thought I'd post a link to a profile I wrote about Burns a while ago . There are several relevant pieces of Burn's background that are missing from the Post-Dispatch story:
1. Burns falsely claimed that Washington University shut down his gulag display because it was offensive, when in fact they shut it down because Burns' group did not mention that they were building a structure, and instead said only that they would be passing out literature when they filled out the paperwork.
2. James O'Keefe and Joseph Basel, two of the people arrested in New Orleans, flew to St. Louis specifically to secretly videotape Washington University employees and edit the tapes in an attempt to claim that the university was "biased" against conservatives.
3. Burns accused Washington University of "fraud" after the university requested that his group pay for the university's cleanup of their vandalism (Burns, by the way, is not a student, and the student members of Young Americans For Liberty have distanced themselves from him).
4. Burns went out of his way to sabotage an LGBT rally, writing "free abortions" on a sign at the rally..
There's actually quite a bit more, so please read the full profile here if you haven't already.
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