DAILY CALLER: Newsweekly falsely speculates arson suspect is Tea Party activist: Writer says Tea Party activists can’t take a joke.

A writer for a St. Louis alternative newsweekly tells The Daily Caller he does not regret speculating in a story that the suspect of an attempted arson of a Democratic congressman’s campaign office was a Tea Party activist.

It turns out that the suspect in this week’s firebombing of Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan’s campaign office in St. Louis was actually a liberal blogger and former paid campaign worker for Carnahan’s campaign.

“As to the legions of Tea Party adherents who are calling for my head: No, I have no regrets. I was having fun — at their expense,” River Front Times reporter Chad Garrison said in an email.

Related: TPM Muckraker Comes Clean – Admits Their Blogger Is Suspected Carnahan Firebomber.