Shepard Smith on Mitt Romney’s statement about Newt’s departure: “Politics is weird and creepy and now I know lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality.” Y’know, “weird and creepy” could probably describe a lot of things — for example, this. Either way, this is the best deadpanning we’ve seen in years.
18:58 // 1 year ago
Obviously: “Fox News Mole” Joe Muto served with search warrant
"According to the warrant, Fox News is apparently accusing me of grand larceny, amongst other things." Muto confirmed the warrant and seizure of several personal items in a series of posts on Twitter. He remains an employee of Gawker Media, who plan to provide him with legal support, and seems to be taking the news in stride. Muto did not, however, specify what other charges he faces. COO Gaby Darbyshire confirmed that Gawker Media had not been served as of this posting. Coincidentally, while the DA’s office was serving the warrant against Joe Muto, Rupert Murdoch faced a fresh round of ethics questions in the UK. source
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11:24 // 1 year ago
Fox News: We know who the Gawker mole is, we swear!
- story A new columnist debuted at Gawker, claiming to be an insider at Fox News, and leaked an un-aired bit of Sean Hannity’s recent interview with Mitt Romney.
- reaction While some celebrated the leak, others called it a charade, but most agreed that it would only be a matter of time before Fox discovered the source.
- outcome Sure enough, a Fox News spokesperson claimed to Mediaite that the company has discovered the mole, but a new post suggests otherwise. (ht FJP) source
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15:30 // 1 year ago
As you may have already heard (we covered this earlier today, in particular CNN’s ugly camera work), the legal representation for George ZImmerman cut ties with their former client earlier today, saying he’d begun acting on his own without their input, contacting Fox News’ Sean Hannity for an off-the-record conversation serving as a prime example. Hannity confirmed tonight that he did speak to Zimmerman, but as it was indeed off-the-record, we won’t be hearing about it.
22:25 // 1 year ago