Sunday, May 01, 2016

Fox News "terrorism expert" pleads guilty to lying about being a former CIA agent.

Courtesy AOL: 

A Fox News guest terrorism analyst pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges that he fraudulently claimed to have been a CIA agent for decades, federal prosecutors said. 

Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, entered the plea in U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement

The plea came in a hearing in which Simmons changed the not-guilty plea he had made in October. 

"His fraud cost the government money, could have put American lives at risk, and was an insult to the real men and women of the intelligence community who provide tireless service to this country," said Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Simmons had appeared on Fox News, the top-ranked U.S. cable television news network, as an unpaid guest analyst on terrorism since 2002.

Well of course the "expert" that Fox News hires to support their Right Wing propaganda is a fraud.

Hell the whole network is a fraud.

Over the last few weeks I have made brief visits to Fox News just to get an idea as to how they are handling this whole election cycle, and it appears to me that they are no longer even pretending to be an actual news organization.

EVERY broadcast is about attacking Hillary Clinton, defending the Republicans, and arguing that the country is going to hell in a handbasket.

My current record is about seven or eight minutes before I have to change the channel while fighting my gag reflex.


  1. Anonymous4:34 AM

    Gryphen's Fox News summary is almost exactly what a relative stated angrily adding Obama destroyed the country to announce he is voting for Trump.

    1. Anonymous5:22 AM

      Your relative need look no further than Congress in assigning blame.

  2. Randall5:47 AM

    EVERY Fox News "expert" is a (very well-paid) liar.

  3. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Seven or eight minutes?!
    You're a saint, Gryph, I can't last one!

  4. Anonymous6:46 AM

    So has Fox had a segment apologizing to its viewers for having a fake expert on that was makin' stuff up?

  5. Anita Winecooler4:01 PM

    You're a good man, Gryphen. I refuse to even try. So is Fox going to get fined for not vetting their "experts" resume's? This fraud got a platform because of him, and lets face it, there are tons of angry, ill informed folks who believe Fox is the Gospel truth.

  6. Anonymous8:08 PM

    The Fox news Daily Double!

    First Billo the ButtPuppet has Dick Cheney and Karl Rove explain how James Guckert aka Jeff Gannon was allowed to infiltrate the White House Press Corp to pitch softballs to Dubya.

    Then Billo has Roger Ailes in the hot seat for this Wayne Simmons asshat! After Roger blames Simmons on Sarah Palin things go off the rails when Billo says something like "Yeah and everyone knows she faked that pregnancy. I hear she pronounces it Twobull instead of tubal and we both know why she doesn't even try to say ligation!"

    Then Billo asks Ailes about Rupert Murdoch and his early business dealings with Bernie Houghton and Nugan Hand Bank.

    Because that'll never happen...

  7. It would interesting to see a viable study as to whether conservatives or liberals most often misrepresent their experiences and credentials to portray themselves as something they are not.


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