Well this doesn’t sound good. Wayne Simmons, a frequent “non-paid guest” on Fox News, has been arrested on charges including wire fraud and lying to the government to get a security clearance:
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) October 15, 2015
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 15, 2015
Known Simmons for yrs. Can't comprehend how he could've pulled off such an extravagant, disgusting lie over so many: http://t.co/ZDFDKTkqDs
— Keith Urbahn (@keithurbahn) October 15, 2015
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 15, 2015
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes thinks Fox News should cover it the same as if Simmons were a contributor on any other network:
Just think what Fox would be doing with this story if the shoe was on the other foot http://t.co/PZyCTDJMgE
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 15, 2015
Sure thing, Chris … just as soon as you start reporting on all the MSNBC hosts with tax problems.
And let’s not forget your little fake NAACP bombing pic that we exposed:
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) October 15, 2015
More from the HuffPo:
A Fox News commentator who has been lying for years about working for the Central Intelligence Agency was arrested on Thursday and is being charged in connection with falsely claiming he worked as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the CIA for nearly three decades.
Wayne Simmons, a 62-year-old who lives in Annapolis, Maryland, was arrested by federal authorities following his indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly committing major fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements to the government. Simmons claims to have worked for the CIA from 1973 to 2000, and “used that false claim in an attempt to obtain government security clearances and work as a defense contractor, including at one point successfully getting deployed overseas as an intelligence advisor to senior military personnel,” according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.