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Fox News Smokes Out Mole

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Posted on Apr 12, 2012
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A Fox News producer was fired Thursday after he was identified as a spy for the pop-media news and gossip site Gawker. Joe Muto, a self-described left-winger and former associate producer of “The O’Reilly Factor,” had just launched a column at Gawker called “The Fox Mole”  aimed at airing the company’s dirty laundry. —ARK

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“Joe Muto is fired effective April 12. Once the network determined that Mr. Muto was the main culprit in less than 24 hours, he was suspended late today while we pursued concurrent avenues. We are continuing to explore legal recourse against Mr. Muto and possibly others,” a Fox spokesman said Wednesday.

… Muto’s first column which debuted Tuesday, promised to deliver privileged information from Fox News’ headquarters. Its first post included previously unseen video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney discussing horseback riding with Fox News host Sean Hannity. The second post featured photos of the company’s bathrooms and a description of the “dreary” newsroom, where staffers are “constant worrying about an infestation from bedbugs, mice or some other vermin.”

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By Maani, April 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment

Gerard:

LOL, but you missed a golden opportunity.  If the BBQ is on May 32nd, shouldn’t it be at 13 o’clock?  LOL.

Still, accept this as my rizvip, and count me in!

Peace.

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By PatrickHenry, April 14, 2012 at 9:05 am Link to this comment

Cherry blossum festival in D.C. is over, a mole among rats was easy to asertain.

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By gerard, April 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm Link to this comment

Before somebody punches me out again, I’d like to invite all COMMENTATORS on TD (Please note the rampant prejudice of yours truly against mere commentors, who are, after all, less that top drawer.) To continue from above:... all commenters
to a private roasting barbecue of Fos moles that don’t spin straight.
  The date is May 32nd, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Address will be sent later.  I am attempting to rent the Bohemian Club, but am not sure yet whether they will let us in as they are quite busy entertaining Wall Street, and May-June is cherry blossom season.
  As guest speaker we are honored to have with us The Elusive Ghost of Creativity who will consult with us on possible ways to support
Occupy Wall Street by not insulting it and undermining its reputation.  Elusive Ghost has had many years of ouot-of-body experiences (and frustration) trying to advise agencies of the U.S. government on domestic and foreign policy, and on possible methods of self-correction before they take us over the falls in a barrel.
  I am looking forward to your attendance.  RSVP.
Gerard

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By gerard, April 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment

According to a late release from Fox News, Mr. Muto was a mole that couldn’t spin straight.

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By Leefeller, April 13, 2012 at 9:08 am Link to this comment

Smoking out garbage from Fox News sounds like a Websters Dictionary definition of Foxymoron!

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