Steven Howard; phony Marine, Imperial Wizard

| December 23, 2017 | 60 Comments

Our buddy, Nate Thayer, sends us his work on Imperial Wizard of the now-defunct North Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Steven Howard who claimed to be a former Marine and Iraq veteran for national media seeking to find racist veterans;

“I lost a lot of good friends of mine fighting in Iraq for this country for nothing—for nothing, all because of the U.S. government. I am way mad at the government. I got a lot of hate in me, a lot of hate for nothing. I got a lot built up in me. A lot of hurt,” Howard told ABC News correspondent Cynthia McFadden in an interview aired on ABC Nightline in 2013. “I became a very angry person after I served.”

“When they strung them up on the bridge and shit, his body burning and shit, that’s when I was over there,” Howard told VICE News in reference to Americans who were killed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Howard also told VICE News he was a U.S military veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

On March 31, 2004 Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah ambushed American military contractors guarding a convoy carrying kitchen supplies to a U.S. military base. Four Americans were dragged from their cars, beaten, and set on fire, their corpses dragged through the streets before being hung from a bridge over the Euphrates river. In response, US Marines entered the city and intense battles resulted in the deaths of at least 40 US Marines and more than 700 Iraqis.

“God give us men who will not flinch at duty and will not lie! Amen?” Howard exhorted Ku Klux Klansmen dressed in robes in a 2013 VICE News program titled ‘How the KKK preys on American veterans’. “Klansmen! For God! Klansmen! For the United States Marine Corps!,” he preached as followers repeated his words at a Mississippi cross burning.

Pouring through the countless interviews, Nate found one where Howard said he was discharged in 2003 which conflicted with his claims of being in Fallujah for the Marines’ battle there, so Nate got a FOIA on Howard;

Official Marine Corps records from the Department of Defense Manpower Data Center and Howard’s official DD-214 U.S. government military record, show Howard never served in the United States military and was expelled for drug abuse from Marine Corps boot camp within weeks of enlisting in 1998.

“We initiated a search of the files maintained by the Management Records & Performance Branch (MRPB), but they could not identify Mr. Howard as a member or former member of the U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserves,” said the Department of the Navy and Headquarters United States Marine Corps on January 27, 2017 in a reply to a request for Howard’s military records.

So, Thayer confronted Howard with the records request response;

After being confronted with these and other U.S. government documents, Howard said “I don’t want everything about my military service record to get out there,” pleading with a reporter that his true military history not be made public and blaming major media television networks for luring him into lying for interviews in exchange for money. “I told all that stuff about being in Iraq because that is what the TV people wanted me to say.”

Howard acknowledged he has lied for years about his military service. “I made a little fib about the military,” he said. “Everybody tells war stories about their service. I told all that stuff about being in Iraq because that is what the TV people wanted me to say. We won’t ever get our story out if we don’t get our names in public.”

“I was kicked out of the Marines because I was on pain pills. You already got my DD-214’s,” he said, referring to his official U.S. government military records. “I enlisted. It was not for long. I did serve my country.”

Yeah, the media can always find a liar who fits their preconceived notions if they look hard enough. Being a veteran wasn’t the only thing Howard pretended for the media. You should read Thayer’s excellent article and read about the media’s collusion with a meth-head to create a meme. A&E actually paid Howard to pretend to be a racist veteran for their reality show that was ultimately cancelled before it premiered.

Nate Thayer is world renown, old school journalist who I’m proud to count among my friends. I’m sure it was by the force of his blemish-free reputation that ended this scourge perpetrated by A&E.

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  1. BlueCord Dad says:

    Shitbag. That is all

  2. KillerB says:

    He can shove his pointy hat straight up his ass. Bitch, you don’t rate even THINKING about my Marine Corps let alone claiming to be one of my Brothers.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Dude got the boot.


  4. Dave Hardin says:

    I hate everyone, they hate me back…it works. Being an asshole is just a free service I offer, Discovery doesn’t have to invest a dime in the endeavor.

    • Deplorable B Woodman says:

      Obviously, an equal opportunity bigot. You have everyone. No racism here.

    • E4 Mafia For Life. says:

      A friend of mine is very intense (like feeding meth/bath salts/Mt Dew/Rock Star Energy Drinks and Twinkies to someone with ADD/HD). He said he understood why people can’t be around him for more than a few hours and he hates himself even after 4 or 5 hours.

  5. JAMES STEDMAN says:

    This lowlife piece of excrement is typical of the dirtbags he hangs with. He was and is not a U S Marine.

  6. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Nate Thayer’s story showed two cocksuckers – Steven Howard (a racist that got the boot out of the Marine Corps) and A&E/Media for how low they will go to manufacture a story.

  7. REMF says:

    You NEVER earned the title, you junkie shitbag.

  8. Combat Historian says:

    A “DOUBLE FUCK YOU!!!” to the imperial wizardy racist phony shitbag as well as to the proggy scumbag media that enables him and gives him a soapbox to spout his bullshit so that the liberal in-crowd will have something to titter about and feel smugly superior to…

  9. Doc Savage says:

    Lord have mercy… are one dumb summbitch….I bet your ass is jealous at the amount of shit that just came out of your mouth.

  10. Wilted Willy says:

    Remember, You don’t have to belong to the KKK to be a wizard under the sheets!

  11. Berliner says:

    All he needs is for it to get out that he was discharged as a persistent bed wetter.


    I wish to wipe my 85lb Poodle’s ass with his white robes. 🐩

  13. John Seabee says:

    Hmmmm… a “little fib” from a big turd.

  14. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Howard??/ Is he related to Moe, Shemp and Curly Howard of the Three Stooges fame. YUK,YUK,YUK.

  15. OldCorpsTanker72 says:

    Dumbasses like this give racists a bad name.

  16. rgr769 says:

    As Pvt. Pyle would say: “Surprise, Surprise!” Golly, A&E, ABC News, and fake news video “journalists” created and funded a fake reality show about the KKK, pushing the narrative that they were all a bunch of ex-military Iraq war combat vets. The leader and hero of the show was a boot camp failure with a drug problem. Instead of a grizzled ex-warrior with the PTSD causing his palsy, his pals say it was the meth he had been using for years. You all need to read Nate Thayer’s linked article. I am sure Herr Goebbels would be proud of the proggie propaganda they created. The only reason this fairytale never aired on Disney’s A&E channel is because Thayer blew the whistle on this fraudulent TV “reality” series piece of shit. Kudos to Nate and Jonn.

    • Nevada39 says:

      You should really do some checking before you just attack and rant..DISNEY is a strong conservative corp. That’s why it did not air.

      I really feel sad that people have to blame the Left or Right for all the stupid in their lives, you want a real place to start on making it right, check the mirror suck it up and grow up.

      • Hondo says:

        Disney? A “strong conservative corporation”?

        You’re joking, right.

        Given their corporate policies and recent “children’s” films, it’s damned obvious that they’re pushing both multiculturalism and the 1960s’s “if it feels good, do it; everything is OK” philosophy to children. The fact that you term them “conservative” indicates that you’re either mendacious or clueless – or are to the left of Trotsky.

      • OWB says:

        Thanks for the brief, hilarious interlude this fine day.

        Then again, perhaps it is more sad than funny. Rather what we should expect from the Sesame Street generation. What? You didn’t realize that it, too, was a propaganda tool? OK. But that also explains a lot.

  17. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    That roach queef’s Momma and Daddy are also his Aunt and Uncle. I’m sure the sniveling milquetoasts that produced that shit also wanted to slant it making it look like US Military Service turns people into racists.

    • rgr769 says:

      Of course, if you read Thayer’s article, he quotes their KKK “reality” show actors as being repeatedly told by the director to use the dreaded n-word on camera instead of calling negroes “blacks.” “Say that again when we roll tape, but call them ni**ers, not blacks.” The episodes were all contrived and scripted. The production company even bought the materials and erected the crosses for the cross burnings they filmed, in addition to transporting the Klansmen to the various filming locations. And the reason why these clowns were participating in this charade: They were getting paid (six figures in some cases) and our hero wanted to be famous and get his own show, “like Duck Dynasty.”

      • rgr769 says:

        Actually, that would be five figures for some of the Klansmen ($22K+ in Howard’s case). But I have no doubt that the production company honchos are raking in six figures.

      • Jonn Lilyea says:

        A&E paid him to re-establish the Mississippi Klan after the Klub was defunct – just for their little anti-veteran show.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Gee whiz, what a surprise. Showbiz has just as much scumbaggery as politics.

        • Just An Old Dog says:

          Without the Klan the left has no boogeymen.
          I had a Company Commander who got out and went into the FBI. Actually he went through the screening process during his last year.
          He was very interested in getting involved in busting “hate groups”.
          It sort of piqued my interest in looking into them myself. This was back in 98-99.
          One thing I discovered is most “Hate Groups” are small, fractured groups of less than a dozen or so members headed by turds like this one.
          When they are arrested its usually for drugs, petty theft, domestic abuse or assaulting each other.
          The left and Media NEED these groups to be large, well organized and capable or doing harm.
          Hence they invent them.

          • Mike Kozlowski says:

            …Along the same lines, I was told some years back (2001-02, somewhere in there) by a member of South Carolina’s SLED that you could probably take all the REAL hardcore, active Klansmen in the country, put them into a typical multiplex, and have lots of seats left over. The FBI inflicted mortal damage on these people in the 60s – it stopped being fun nightriding and burning crosses when they came up against people with guns who were just as determined as they were. But the Klan as anything resembling an organized entity ended in the 80s and 90s when they started getting sued. Bad enough they could go to prison; worse still when they knew they and their families could lose everything they had.

            None of this of course is intended to suggest that there aren’t a few very bad and dangerous people running around out there with hoods carefully hidden in their closets…but as Old Dog points out, they’re far more boogeyman than threat these days.

  18. Skyjumper says:

    Hey Steven Howard, phony Marine. Why don’t you take your white sheets, bullshit & A&E and be like Tooter Turtle and let a real wizard send you home (to hell).

    “Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome; time for this asswipe to go home.”

  19. Perry Gaskill says:

    Thayer did a good job.

    One day back when the Washington Post was involved in Watergate, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein walked into Post editor Ben Bradlee’s office and told him they had been contacted by a source who wanted payment, via an auction, for information.

    Bradlee said, “I bid this” and flipped his middle finger.

    From my own view, the real story isn’t just Steven Howard’s phony claim to be a veteran. Or that he’s a Nazi wannabe and former member of the Klan. Those who reside on the lunatic fringe, for better or worse, have the right to pretty much say or think whatever they want as long as it doesn’t scare the horses. By the same token, the news media is supposed to have both the right and responsibility to call out people like Howard, and put an accurate perspective on how they roll. But that’s not what happened.

    Something insidious is both the way in which Howard’s story was carried out, and its farther-reaching implications. The A&E contracted production company, This is Just a Test (TIJAT), purporting to produce a so-called documentary, not only paid and scripted what Howard and his pals would say, they were also apparently made to sign non-disclosure agreements so those details wouldn’t be exposed.

    Consider too that A&E is operated as a joint venture between Hearst and Disney. In addition, A&E owns a 20 percent stake in VICE which apparently also managed to cash in on Howard. Still another consideration is the roster of clients who apparently have no problem doing business with TIJAT and its lack of moral compass. Here’s a link to TIJAT’s web page with some of the brands down at the bottom:

    • rgr769 says:

      Notably lacking on their list of “projects” on their website is the KKK fable under consideration here. Maybe Aengus, their head propagandist doesn’t want to claim credit for it.

  20. Bill M says:

    “Yeah, the media can always find a liar who fits their preconceived notions if they look hard enough. ”

    And if they can’t, they’ll just make it up.

  21. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    He served his country? WTF over? He didn’t even make it as long as Gunga Dan. Maybe he thinks servicing the boys under the sheets counts as serving his country… betcha his family tree doesn’t have too many branches.

  22. NHSparky says:

    And the media wonders why their credibility is shot.

  23. annabelle says:

    FUCK YOU! eat shit and die. fucking lying whore.

  24. Mark Lauer says:

    Jeez, how much does the job pay? I can lie like a fuckin’ rug when the price is right.

    I think I’d have a little more integrity than that. I won’t sell my service for use as a bully pulpit.
    Thirty pieces of silver to the KKK guy in the corner.

  25. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    If that turd had any principles at all (which obviously he doesn’t), he would have beat the shit out of the media rep as soon as he was approached.

  26. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    KUTOMBA WEWE, Nate Thayer!!!

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