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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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Fox News fires ‘mole’ who wrote for Gawker

Industries / Media : Media Wire (2 years ago)

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

Gawker’s Fox News Mole Identifies Himself, Promises More Excruciatingly Boring Updates

Industries / Media : FishbowlNY (2 years ago)

And just like that, it was over. Gawker’s lackluster Fox News Mole has been fired by Fox, and revealed his identity. He is Joe Muto (pictured), a longtime producer for “The O’Reilly Factor.” Muto revealed himself with a post explain... Read Post

Gawker Paid Fox News Mole $5K: Forbes

Industries / Media : Media from Newser (2 years ago)

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


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