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.
So what's a mole go for these days? Gawker paid Fox News turncoat Joe Muto $5,000 for his insider posts, writes Jeff Bercovici at Forbes. (He says he got the figure straight from John Cook, a friend who works for Gawker.) Bercovici ... Read Post
Fox News fires ‘mole’ who wrote for Gawker, threatens legal action against Joe Muto, an associate producer for “The O’Reilly Factor” (Source: Frances Martel/Mediaite) Read Post