Jonathon Burns: St. Louis Conservative Activist in on Prank to Punk CNN
The ringleader behind the prank, James O'Keefe (made famous from his highly edited videos of ACORN last year), reportedly sent Burns emails outlining his plans to try to seduce CNN journalist Abbie Boudreau.
CNN is making a documentary on O'Keefe and his friends that is scheduled to air next month.
According to CNN, O'Keefe planned to get Boudreau on a boat filled with sex toys ("a palace of pleasure" he called it) and videotape himself seducing the journalist. The prank backfired when a woman working for O'Keefe's Project Veritas warned Boudreau about the gag.
This is not the first time Burns has teamed up with O'Keefe. As Adam Shriver at St. Louis Activist Hub chronicles, the pair were also involved in building a "gulag" on Washington University's campus to protest socialism and tried to sabotage a gay-rights rally outside the St. Louis Cathedral.