This week, associate producer Joe Muto, a self-identified mole and Gawker.com columnist working in Fox News headquarters, bragged that Fox News security had not found him yet.
Shortly thereafter, "two nice gentlemen from security" escorted Muto from Fox News headquarters.
Two hours ago I was called into a meeting with Dianne Brandi, the Fox News Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and suspended indefinitely… with pay, oddly enough. They nailed me.The weasel/traitor/sellout promised "much, much more tomorrow."
I am a weasel, a traitor, a sell-out and every bad word you can throw at me… but as of today, I am free, and I am ready to tell my story, which I wasn’t able to fully do for the previous 36 hours.
It's not clear what "much, much more" would entail but a review of Muto's inaugural Gawker column indicates that he has scrutinized the bathrooms at Fox headquarters and he disapproves of the "dreary" newsroom and the older computers. Maybe "much, much more" will include a scathing review of the lunchroom.
In any event, after eight years working at Fox News, Muto's first producible as a mole is to expose the gap between the bathroom stall and the wall "that's so big that it has toilet paper draped over it for a modicum of privacy."
It might be premature but based on Muto's initial effort, I would suggest that he not count on his "mole" career lasting long and he needs a backup plan.
Muto has been employed by Fox since 2004, starting as a production assistant. In 2007, Muto joined the O'Reilly Factor as an associate producer. Unsurprisingly, Muto has been fired and Fox News is exploring legal recourse.