, the man who headed Citizens for Better Transit
, the effort this past spring to block a tax increase for Metro funding, was reportedly in on a failed prank last month on 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.