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Fox News Mole Reveals Himself as 8-Year Employee, Worked on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’
TVNewser ^ | April 11, 2012 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 04/11/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Fox News employee hired by Gawker to write about his experience inside the network has revealed himself as an associate producer on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Joe Muto, who joined Fox News in 2004, says he has been suspended, with pay and was escorted out of Fox News headquarters today by “two nice gentlemen from security.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediabistro.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fifthcolumnist; gawker; mediabias; yellowjournalism

1 posted on 04/11/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And this puke expects praise and accolades for lacking even the basic amount of professional loyalty, morals and ethics. Just another scumbag gonna write a tell all book.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My main beef with Joe Muto, is not that he was a mole.

It’s that he evidently did nothing to stop O’Reilly from interupting his guests, and constantly talking about himself.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 6:58:17 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Yeah, but he dug deep and wrote a hard-hitting expose about the Fox news bathroom. Pic’s and all, very enlightening stuff.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 7:02:21 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Leaning Right

But, but, but - O’Reilly is just “lookin’ out for the folks!”


5 posted on 04/11/2012 7:02:51 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Leaning Right
Useless journalism.
Not a hint of a clue of how he was found out. Just woke up one morning and decided to come clean?
6 posted on 04/11/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Fox should sue the employee and Gawker... An employee owes a duty of loyalty to his/her employer.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 7:12:03 PM PDT by dgcoronado
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read his first two posts. All he found to complain about was the quality of the bathrooms, before they were remodeled. It’s not quite the stuff of a Pulitzer.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 7:19:07 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Jim Robinson; JesseWatters

I wonder if Joe Muto was the O’Reilly staffer who put the hit on Free Republic with the manufactured comments in that ambush interview I walked in to several years ago?


9 posted on 04/11/2012 7:20:12 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

The irony is he just destroyed any credibility it might have had.

10 posted on 04/11/2012 7:22:04 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: kristinn

If it is, it makes oreilly even more naive and stupid then he already is. Allowing himself to be used in order to marginalize conservatives. I would bet he likely is that architect as well as others he could shape Bill’s interviews with.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 7:24:20 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What conservative watches o’rielly anymore anyway. His act went stale a long time ago.
12 posted on 04/11/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT by Palin_Rubio2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox would have to be idiotic to not include clauses in their employment contracts that are standard for many businesses today. For example:

1) Non-competition agreement. For a given number of years you cannot work for a competitor.

2) The company owns all patents and copyrights and derivatives created while in their employ. “Go ahead and write a tell all book. We will get all the gross profits from it. You and the publisher get nothing.”

3) The company owns all proprietary information that could be of benefit to our competitors.

4) All contract disputes must be settled in binding arbitration, in a place and by an arbitrator chosen by the company.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 7:35:19 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: commonguymd

That segment was nothing like it was presented to me in the pre-interview that was done with someone else with the Factor.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 7:36:05 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Inspectorette
"O’Reilly is just “lookin’ out for the folks!”"

Nope, no spin there, not even part of a revolution.

15 posted on 04/11/2012 7:41:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Inspectorette

He was definitely not looking out for BOR!


16 posted on 04/11/2012 7:44:31 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Worked on ‘The O’Reilly Factor”

Now there is a surprise.... </sarc>


17 posted on 04/11/2012 7:46:10 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw a TV show about Gawker, so I had a look at the website. Had never seen it before. It is pathetic. Half its stories seem to be about homosexuals and its hyper-active language must be written by high-schoolers.

It has failure written all over it. Why some loser would sacrifice his career to be part of it is beyond me.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 7:54:23 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think that there are moles infiltrated into many Conservative media productions. This is why hosts seem to become more and more watered down all the time. They are frogs slowly being boiled by leftist infiltrates, who control what information they receive and give them bad advice. O’Reilly is particularly susceptible because he doesn't like the internet, so he doesn't do his own surfing for facts and information, and likely doesn't read his email.
19 posted on 04/11/2012 8:06:52 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I Am the Fox Mole, And I’m Still Here
http://gawker.com/5901100/i-am-the-fox-mole-and-im-still-here


20 posted on 04/11/2012 8:12:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Complaining about bathrooms is consistent with someone full of s***.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 8:23:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: dgcoronado

Was Gawker his employer?

Use corporate espionage laws against him. He probably violated his employee contract with Fox News somewhere along the line with the undisclosed employment.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 8:42:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: reagandemocrat
Yeah, but he dug deep and wrote a hard-hitting expose about the Fox news bathroom. Pic’s and all, very enlightening stuff.

I hear Muto spent a lot of time sitting in the Fox News bathroom.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 8:46:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: a fool in paradise

No, but Gawker incited him to breach his duty. See Food Lion v. ABC...

Food Lion eventually lost, but only because they couldn’t show damages.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 8:59:25 PM PDT by dgcoronado
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To: norwaypinesavage
It’s not quite the stuff of a Pulitzer.

My news writing was once nominated for a Pulitzer. All I can tell you is Pulitzers aren't what they used to be! I think Muto's bathroom expose qualifies for the new bottom-of-the-barrel Pulitzer standard. He may even be awarded a Nobel Prize for literature as a companion to Obamao's Peace Prize.

25 posted on 04/11/2012 10:45:10 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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