Fox News Swiftly Identifies, Ousts Mole

It didn’t take long for Fox News to ferret out the employee sharing the network’s secrets on Gawker. The first column by “The Fox Mole” appeared on the Gawker website Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday evening, the rogue employee had been fingered, confronted, and escorted out of the building.

The mole outed himself to the rest of the world Wednesday night on Gawker. He’s Joe Muto, an associate producer for The O’Reilly Factor, and he promises readers he’s not done dishing on Fox News. After eight years at the network, he’s sure to have plenty of dirt.

Fox tells Mediaite that they are exploring “legal recourse against Mr. Muto and possibly others,” which likely means “our lawyers are trying to shut him up.” Let’s hope they fail. We love seeing how the Fox News sausage gets made.

Photo of Muto via Gawker.