And just like that, it was over. Gawker’s lackluster Fox News Mole has been fired by Fox, and revealed his identity. He is Joe Muto(pictured), a longtime producer for “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Muto revealed himself with a post explaining that he had been brought in by Dianne Brandi, Fox News’ Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs, and questioned about the whole thing. Muto was caught because he had used his work computer to access sources for two videos that were shown on Gawker. Smart!
Of course Muto, attempting to continue to be relevant, says he has much more in store for all of us:
I am a weasel, a traitor, a sell-out and every bad word you can throw at me… but as of today, I am free, and I am ready to tell my story, which I wasn’t able to fully do for the previous 36 hours.
Fantastic. We simply can’t wait to read what’s next. Will it be a scintillating story about the cafeteria tater tots? Or maybe an exposé on Shepard Smith’s socks?
When we read that Gawker had a Fox News mole, we never thought it would be so goddamn mind-numbingly boring. We thought the person would bring up heaps of interesting dirt. But the longer this goes on, the more annoying it gets. Please Muto, give us something good. We can’t take looking at your tiny mole hills for much longer.
[Pic via Gawker]
Update (2:41 pm):
Forbes is reporting that Gawker only paid Muto $5,000, an amount which the site has surely earned back from the page views Muto has generated. Hope Muto can find a way to make that money stretch, because we don’t imagine too many companies are going to be eager to hire him.