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Fake CIA Agent for FOX News Has Spewed Horse S**t for 12 Years, and Americans were Eating It Up

Arrested on fraud charges and falsely claiming to be a CIA operative, Wayne Shelby Simmons has been caught feeding disinformation to Fox News for over a decade. Advocating for the use of torture during interrogations and inciting war with the Middle East, Simmons erroneously asserted earlier this year that 19 paramilitary Islamic training camps were operating in the U.S.

According to FoxNews.com, Simmons has been listed as a “CIA operative” and a guest contributor since April 21, 2003. But on his website, Simmons claims to have been a terrorist analyst for Fox News since 2002. Simmons also falsely claimed he worked as an “Outside Paramilitary Special Operations Officer” for the CIA from 1973 to 2000 to obtain government security clearances and work as a defense contractor.

Instead of verifying whether Simmons had actually worked for the CIA, Fox News and the Agency allowed him to make fools out of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Andrew Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, and everyone at Fox & Friends for over the last twelve years. After building a false reputation as a CIA agent on Fox News, Simmons obtained an interim security clearance when an unnamed government contractor hired him in 2008. Simmons also falsely claimed on national security forms that his prior arrests and criminal convictions were directly related to his supposed intelligence work for the CIA, and that he had previously held a top secret security clearance from 1973 to 2000.

During an interview with Neil Cavuto earlier this year, Simmons falsely asserted that “at least 19 paramilitary Muslim training facilities” were currently operating in the U.S. to conduct terrorist activities. Simmons credited another Fox News guest contributor, Ryan Mauro, as the source of his erroneous information. As the national security analyst at the Clarion Project, Mauro’s brand of Islamophobia falls right in line with Simmons’.

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In a later interview with Cavuto, Simmons called for law enforcement to violate civil liberties and start racially profiling at American mosques. Simmons told Cavuto, “The mosques are the breeding ground. We know they are breeding grounds for terrorism, for fundraising.”

Although no one has been able to verify Mauro’s claims, an audience member at a Trump campaign rally last month accused the president of being a Muslim and expressed fear of these nonexistent training facilities in the U.S.

“We have a problem in this country — it’s called Muslims,” the man said to Trump. “We know our current president is one.”

“We have training camps growing where they want to kill us,” he continued. “That’s my question. When can we get rid of them?”

Instead of correcting the confused man and informing him that President Obama is responsible for killing more Muslims than almost any other person in this country, Trump simply evaded the man’s question.

After former CIA case officer John Kiriakou exposed the government’s torture program in 2007, Simmons justified the use of torture on a radio show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano and Brian Kilmeade. After rationalizing the destruction of the 92 videotapes that recorded enhanced interrogations, Simmons refused to admit that waterboarding is torture.

During an interview with Fox & Friends, Simmons falsely accused then-Senator John Kerry of “publicly calling our soldiers/sailors/marines murderers and terrorists.” Although Fox News anchor Greg Kelly repeatedly attempted to correct Simmons and even read Kerry’s exact quote to Simmons, the phony CIA agent refused to take back his lie.

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Ironically, Simmons contributed to a Fox News report in 2007 about a former FBI and CIA agent found guilty of fraud and stealing secrets. During the report, Simmons stated, “Somewhere along the line of course, Douglas, someone, whoever was responsible for the background check at the FBI really, really fell down.”

Simmons added, “This has exposed the raw nerve, if you will, of a flaw in the background check, and without a background check, without knowing who we’re hiring, and who we are employing to protect our nation, we are in big, big trouble.”

Previously convicted for a crime of violence and firearms offenses, Simmons was able to acquire a security clearance because of the incompetence behind Fox News and the federal government. Responsible for spreading disinformation and his Islamophobic agenda for over a dozen years, Simmons was finally arrested on Thursday and charged with committing major fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements to the government. According to his indictment, Simmons also defrauded a victim out of roughly $125,000 in connection with a bogus real estate investment.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the wire fraud counts, 10 years in prison on the major fraud counts, and 5 years in prison for making a false statement. Although Fox News is responsible for making a myriad of false statements to the American people over the years, they will continue with their regularly scheduled program while vainly attempting to distance themselves from Simmons.

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  • Glad that this is coming to light!!

  • “Fair and balanced” lmao

  • Michael Hanks, Bri Na, Michael Montas, Jeremy Goss, there is a difference in some of these stations.

  • Where are your links and proof? Your site NEVER has any!

  • Of course they will, they have their agenda just like all the other media outlets do.

  • Stephanie Koster just google the guys name. Its been all over my news feed.

    • That’s too much work. You have to find the link and affix her name to it. I know that requires her to then click on it, but hey. You can say you tried.

    • Lol yeah you are probably right.

  • This kind of crap is ALL OVER mainstream. Lies lies and more lies to keep you from telling them all to take a hike.

  • Fox news is entertainment.

  • Why would anyone be supprized

  • Most people who brag about being a black op, Special Forces, Navy SEAL, Green Beret, Army Ranger, CIA Operative are not. They are pathological lairs with a need for attention. The real ones seldom come forward.

    • “I just happen to be the world’s most kickass secret agent!”
      -Sterling Archer

  • LOLOLOL

  • this is the 5th well known “islamic/terrorism” expert to be found out to have fictional back stories. Ayan Hirsi Ali, Briggete Gabrielle, Ergun Caner, Walid SHoebat, and now this clown…..what do they ALL share in common?

    They’ve all been on Fox multiple times.

  • Look up fox and others. They are entertainment entities. There is no realty on television. (Typo….reality)

  • Nesta Callahan? What you say?

  • My parents watch a lot of Fox News and I’ve never seen this guy on there. Granted, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t, but, I know he was hardly a regular, especially in the prime time shows.

  • And people still believe the news. SCOTUS ruled propaganda legal in the media. ALL MEDIA. Not just mainstream.

    • Don’t associate Fox News with actual media. Because actual news is good.

    • Lmfaooo 6 corps own over 90 percent of the media in the states. What are you referring to?

  • Fox News should, by law, show a disclaimer that their “news” is fictitious.

  • HAHAHAHA GOOD TO SEE SOMEONE GETTING A WAKE UP CALL FOR THEIR BULLSHIT AND LIES

  • That’s how they get down we only hear what the big people tell them to put out there. REAL TALK

  • It’s okay. No big deal. They actually use fake reporters to report fake news as well.

  • This is why I never tell lies. I am a CIB agent.

  • And how many years had Fox News been spewing their shit?

  • Baah !

  • The funniest part is that it took the CIA 12 years to figure it out. Forget making fun of Fox, let’s give it to real idiots here.

  • hahaha

  • Mike Gluff

  • I have to ask this, I personally could give a rats ass about any of this, but before all you dumb shits go off the deep end, ask yourself this…Do you REALLY, and TRULY, think this government would let this guy go on for 12 years !!!???…Get a clue people…

  • Faux News is registered as an entertainment channel NOT a news channel! Their “news” is as scripted and edited as the sitcoms we watch!!

  • Steve Ohshish

  • Who with any sense watches Fox news anyway!?

    • MSNBC is a paragon of virtue, right? ?

  • My theory is he was arrested because he was going to be outed by a non-governmental agent or agency, and it would look badly should this happen before the Feds did the same. As it is, he propagated plenty of disinformation in line with gov mores, but his time was up, like Saddam’s.(and OBL)

  • I believed everything else but what this specific guy said.

  • Try criticizing CNN and msnbc also.

  • YUMMM!

  • Conservative Response Team.

  • I think that quote describes Trump’s attitude fairly well but, it appears he didn’t actually say it.

    http://www.snopes.com/1998-trump-people-quote/

  • George Sleezer

  • OMG. I just read the comments. OK you guys. Since 1987, ALL news on network television is considered “Entertainment” and can editorialize, spin, and downright lie, according to the rules of the FCC. YOU better get smart about this because you are BELIEVING LIES as you demonize the liars on the other side. GET HOT actually learning how to research the news YOURSELF. Why would you believe the shit the plutocracy crams down your throat???https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

  • And some people wonder why I always call it “FUXED up news”

  • Whether you watch Fox News or the other news channels it’s all part of the same propaganda to keep us in the dark. They may oppose each other, but it is required in order to divide and conquer the masses.

    • Derek, Try comparing NPR, BBC and Any news broadcast originating offshore and compare their stories to commercial US News Broadcasts and you will find a reliable source. Once you’ve determined a competent source then compare that to the Fixxed Nitwits blather and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

    • His point was that they all have a political agenda, whether it be Fox, CNN, NPR, BBC, or the Prairie Home Companion. Every one of them are opinion editorial outlets.

    • Yes exactly, I realize their are ‘better’ offshore news to watch, but even those can be biased.

  • When you think that the Republicans are what’s wrong with America, or the Democrats are what’s wrong with America, it means that you have not yet educated yourself to realize that you are being PLAYED. BOTH sides are owned by the SAME banks. That’s the simple version. Start actually thinking critically here.

  • Why would you want to listen to anything some asshole from the CIA has to say? After all the fucked up shit they pull?

  • Ah, I was too lazy to fact check it. I figured either way it’s funny, but if it’s an actual quote by him, then it becomes extremely funny

  • everything on that station is lies and propaganda, and only damned fools believe it

  • More truth on fox than nbc abc cbs and msnbs

    • Yeah, they have a former CIA agent that can tell you all about the truth!

    • Fox is the LEAST trustworthy….look at the fact checks….

    • None of them are trustworthy. Not one.

  • Fox News = bullshit

  • omfng

  • Of course those who want to believe a lie can say they heard it on FOX!

  • They all spew shit. Why are we not calling out CNN and CNBC as well.

  • Well Trump Liked it

  • Mike Richardson

  • Yeah, it’s pretty plausible that he would have said something like that, and it still seems likely enough that he has– just not on the record.

  • sometime the truth hurts

  • That’s odd, I watch Fox and I’ve never seen or heard anything he’s said! After NBCs Anchor, I would guess this goes on more than not!

    • CNN is the one that often creates “News” out of thin air . . .

  • It’s amazing how these obviously crazy people can get into high places

  • Yet you constantly quote Russian propaganada as truth. Hypocrisy much?

    • Listen, everything comes from an AGENDA, RT, Al Jezera, BBC, msnbc, Veterans Today. It’s YOUR job to KNOW the agenda so you can think critically about the information you are being fed. Compare it to other spins on the same story, then think logically. There is no way to get completely unbiased information. Depend on YOURSELF to find the truth, not ONE source for news.

    • I will still call them out when they post lies and propaganda.

  • Nobody called for the shutdown of the NYT when Jayson Blair was exposed. Things happen

  • The guy is a giant bag of hot air who should go to prison. (IMO)

  • all american news is bullshit. when are all you people going to figure that out?

  • Fox News has only been on 12 years? I thought they had been spewing horse shit for way longer.

  • BEWARE ALL SUITS TIES

  • Just going to put this out there…

    Anyone claiming to be a current noc….is most certainly not.

    Anyone claiming to have been a noc…has either had way too much to drink or was most certainly…not.

    Anyone on Fox, MSNBC, CNN or any other mainstream media outlet giving out information to the public is currently employed in the psyops/disinformation division of the company.

    Thank you.
    Sincerely, Mr.Neverwas

  • Tom Stevens

  • I started following The Free Thought Project.com because I thought they were going to expose BS no matter where it lies, but I can see you’re just another Left Wing BS page hoping to swing the gullible to the Democrat side of the ticket. It’d be nice if you’d call BS no matter where it is.

  • I can’t abide ignorance, but willful ignorance makes my blood boil.

  • Since these were committed when the Stolen Honor Act was in effect, can he be prosecuted? Anyone? Statute of limitations?

  • Lol people act like cnn and nbc are better… It’s simply become a stereotype to “hate Fox News”… People think it’s cool to hop on the bandwagon and spew bull shit about fox…

  • Chuck Highfield

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  • ALL NEWS, even msnbc doesthis

  • Elaine Brundage especially the Rachel Medows show! She’s infamous for airing heavy edited videos!

  • Elaine Brundage the unfortunate difference between MSNBC and Fox News is that many of Fox’s viewers that’s their ONLY news source they watch and they regard it as infallible!

  • Elaine Brundage

  • Boycott them all that’s only way they will be stopped

  • Dumb, but the sheeple will like it.

    • Found the conservative inbred

    • You called it, Constance. The sheep seem to think you’re a conservative inbred….but they’re holier than thou, somehow…

    • Silly people, name calling is a true sign of ignorance. Nope I do not think I am better then anyone else. We are ll just sinners trying to live our lives in peace.

  • Dumb, but the sheeple will like it.

    • Found the conservative inbred

    • You called it, Constance. The sheep seem to think you’re a conservative inbred….but they’re holier than thou, somehow…

    • Silly people, name calling is a true sign of ignorance. Nope I do not think I am better then anyone else. We are ll just sinners trying to live our lives in peace.

  • Wayne Simmons has been offered a plea deal if he outs all the other phonies cluttering our media. Those that know Simmons are sure he’ll rollover as he always has and name names. Flights to Paraguay, Panama and Tonga are overbooked forcing many liars to fly to Mali, the Sudan, Chad and Libya. Many fear they will be eaten by sand fleas and I for one certainly hope so. The big big liars are using their corporate jets., In a stunning reversal, Rupert Murdock wouldn’t let Tony Blair board his plane. The plane left with Blair’s luggage, a tremendous amount of stolen money and every pair of underpants Blair owns, other than the three pairs he wears for safety and bulking up reasons

  • Wayne Simmons has been offered a plea deal if he outs all the other phonies cluttering our media. Those that know Simmons are sure he’ll rollover as he always has and name names. Flights to Paraguay, Panama and Tonga are overbooked forcing many liars to fly to Mali, the Sudan, Chad and Libya. Many fear they will be eaten by sand fleas and I for one certainly hope so. The big big liars are using their corporate jets., In a stunning reversal, Rupert Murdock wouldn’t let Tony Blair board his plane. The plane left with Blair’s luggage, a tremendous amount of stolen money and every pair of underpants Blair owns, other than the three pairs he wears for safety and bulking up reasons

  • trump wins

  • trump wins

  • Hahahahahahaha

  • Hahahahahahaha

  • you guys hate trump because he is successful. He is the best we have.

    • Um no he’s not. If you look at his life and history you’ll see he inherited his wealth and started life on third base, and then went on to screw up so much he declared bankruptcy multiple times. He is definitely not “the best” at anything besides being an arrogant blowhard

    • Oh. If that’s your story then stick to it

    • I would admire him tremendously for his success if he wasn’t a warmongering Big Government Collectivist cretin.

    • Tony. Please stop breeding. You are part of the problem.

    • why, because I think different than you, you want to mutilate me and stop me from reproducing. Typical liberal brain dead 0 generation loser Tegh singh sahota. Somebody thinks different, so the liberal trolls come out in full force. Just know that those of us who have the truth, are set free. those of you in bondage, are still slaves.

    • It’s all well and good taking the high ground Tony but you came on Facebook and made a statement based on your opinion with no evidence to back it up. What did you expect? A nuanced, well balanced debate on the candidates and the issues. You believe this is the forum for it….seriously? You’ve already decided it’s typical of liberals to be brain dead, zero generation losers so you obviously aren’t interested in any meaningful discourse anyway. Might be wise to step down of that high horse.

  • you guys hate trump because he is successful. He is the best we have.

    • Um no he’s not. If you look at his life and history you’ll see he inherited his wealth and started life on third base, and then went on to screw up so much he declared bankruptcy multiple times. He is definitely not “the best” at anything besides being an arrogant blowhard

    • Oh. If that’s your story then stick to it

    • I would admire him tremendously for his success if he wasn’t a warmongering Big Government Collectivist cretin.

    • Tony. Please stop breeding. You are part of the problem.

    • why, because I think different than you, you want to mutilate me and stop me from reproducing. Typical liberal brain dead 0 generation loser Tegh singh sahota. Somebody thinks different, so the liberal trolls come out in full force. Just know that those of us who have the truth, are set free. those of you in bondage, are still slaves.

    • It’s all well and good taking the high ground Tony but you came on Facebook and made a statement based on your opinion with no evidence to back it up. What did you expect? A nuanced, well balanced debate on the candidates and the issues. You believe this is the forum for it….seriously? You’ve already decided it’s typical of liberals to be brain dead, zero generation losers so you obviously aren’t interested in any meaningful discourse anyway. Might be wise to step down of that high horse.

  • GOOD CATCH BUT WILL THEY CONVICT ? ..SMOKE AND MIRRORS TO PROTECT A LIAR AND THE MEDIA OUTLET LETS WAIT AND SEE THE OUTCOME

  • GOOD CATCH BUT WILL THEY CONVICT ? ..SMOKE AND MIRRORS TO PROTECT A LIAR AND THE MEDIA OUTLET LETS WAIT AND SEE THE OUTCOME

  • The right wing fear mongers love to cry about the Muslims. “They are going to cut off our heads!” These people eat this shit up.

  • The right wing fear mongers love to cry about the Muslims. “They are going to cut off our heads!” These people eat this shit up.

    • Don’t really care that he’s a draft dodger, that’s just proof he’s a blowhard hypocrite, and lies every time he opens his Fascist mouth !!

    • Don’t really care that he’s a draft dodger, that’s just proof he’s a blowhard hypocrite, and lies every time he opens his Fascist mouth !!

  • If you look at Trump when he’s off on one of his tirades I swear his eyes become yellow and you see black slits instead of pupils.

  • If you look at Trump when he’s off on one of his tirades I swear his eyes become yellow and you see black slits instead of pupils.

  • How can this be the “free thought” project when half the political posts are specifically against one specific candidate? Havn’t seen any anti-carson or anti-hillary anywhere and i certainly havn’t seen anything negative said about Bernie Sanders…

    • Well to be fair he does make it incredibly easy.

  • How can this be the “free thought” project when half the political posts are specifically against one specific candidate? Havn’t seen any anti-carson or anti-hillary anywhere and i certainly havn’t seen anything negative said about Bernie Sanders…

    • Well to be fair he does make it incredibly easy.

  • Why is this news for you guys? Every CIA ‘expert’ that comes on TV lies with disinfo anyway, and youre mad because it wasnt legit disinfo? Or you just need another hitpiece for Fox?

  • Why is this news for you guys? Every CIA ‘expert’ that comes on TV lies with disinfo anyway, and youre mad because it wasnt legit disinfo? Or you just need another hitpiece for Fox?

  • put them together and still less lies than killary

  • put them together and still less lies than killary

  • Feel the hate!

  • Feel the hate!

  • This just in, Trump still less full of shit than Hillary Clinton, CNN, FOX, or MSNBC.

  • This just in, Trump still less full of shit than Hillary Clinton, CNN, FOX, or MSNBC.

  • Be respectful of the Next POTUS !

  • Be respectful of the Next POTUS !