Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Fox news has removed a so-called expert from its group of regular interviewees because the fellow lied about his background and now is indicted for fraud. The individual claimed to have worked in the CIA for 27 years, but apparently he didn't. He had been a frequent guest on Fox news since 2002. One wonders why no one bothered to check his background. That was both a journalistic and PR cock-up. It wouldn't have taken many phone calls to learn that the fellow was impersonating a former CIA operative. My guess is that Fox news fell in love with the guy because he gave good interviews with just the right edge that the news organization was looking for. So, now Fox News has egg on its face and the news guest is facing jail --a sour outcome for both sides.