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.
comeandawakenlove says: Have you been able to find the original Mediaite article anywhere? I'd love to read it. I've been looking, and I can't find a cached version or anything of the sort.
» SFB says: Google didn’t have a cached version, but Bing did. Here you go. Glad we were able to find it. — Ernie @ SFB
seldo says: It is one of the weirdest things about America that “communist” is automatically considered an insult rather than a description of a political position. Communism != evil.
» SFB says: No disagreement here; the problem is that the word was clearly meant to evoke bias from the reader due to the way it was used. — Ernie @ SFB