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How Much Did Gawker Pay The Fox News Mole?

The Fox News mole, who has now been identified as (former) “O’Reilly Factor” associate producer Joe Muto, wrote three undercover posts for Gawker before Fox News fired him yesterday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici has details on Muto’s compensation from the website: Gawker’s John Cook tells me the gossip website paid Joe Muto $5,000 for his contributions as “The Fox Mole.” Muto, a former producer on “The O’Reilly Factor,” had intended to remain anonymous, but it took the network less than 24 hours to figure out where the leaks were coming from and have him escorted out.
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Media / Television Industry : TVNewser (5 years ago)

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Media / Television Industry : TVNewser (6 years ago)

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Media / Television Industry : TVNewser (5 years ago)

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