Fox News: We Found the Gawker Mole

By Merrill Knox 

Well, that didn’t take very long. Yesterday afternoon, we told you about Gawker’s newest addition, a Fox News employee hired to deliver anonymous dispatches on the inner workings of the cable network. Less than 24 hours later, Fox News is now saying they’ve identified the employee.

“We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time,” a Fox spokesperson told Mediaite this afternoon.

A former Fox News employee tells TVNewser, “There are a lot of employees that share similar views about FNC but are just to afraid to speak up — and rightly so. You have to protect the brand even if you feel differently.”

A second installment of the Gawker series, focusing on the atmosphere of the basement-level newsroom, was posted this morning.

>Update: the Fox mole responds on Gawker:

So Fox’s PR team has been telling people that they have “found” me and are presently “exploring legal options.” If Fox has smoked me out, it’s news to me. I’m still here. Back to work.