“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
The truth of the matter is, I was blackballed within the industry, that people… hiring managers see Fox News on your resumé and say, ‘This guy’s a conservative. This guy’s a nut. We don’t want him in our organization.’ I was completely blackballed within the cable news industry.“Fox News Mole” Joe Muto • Discussing, with CNN’s Howard Kurtz, part of the reason why he publicly decided to take $5,000 from Gawker to spill the beans on his former employer. Mediaite takes exception to this comment, noting a few examples of Fox News workers jumping ship. That said, Muto had some fair points: For example, Kurtz seemed unaware of the heavy criticism Fox News’ sister site, Fox Nation, has gotten, offering pushback to Muto’s criticisms and giving the impression Kurtz has never visited the site. But Muto wasn’t fully negative about his experience, saying he worked with some great people. Anyway, we highly recommend you watch the interview — though Muto is clearly rough around the edges, it’s fascinating.
What is Gawker? Is that that pornographic website? I don’t care if they have a mole beause we aren’t doing anything wrong, so it doesn’t matter… they hate me because I hate make money and I do it legitimately and they don’t like my politics, and that’s America.Roger Ailes • Discussing Gawker, the site where Joe Muto, the Fox News mole, revealed himself last night after getting suspended from his job — with pay. Muto is an employee who works on “The O’Reilly Factor.” (ht Philip Bump)