Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Gawker's "Fox Mole" Raided

Gawker's Fox employee mole and brain surgeon Joe Muto had a big morning, with a small army from the D.A.'s office seizing his computer, phone and "notebooks." (Notebooks!) Muto says he is being accused of grand larceny. Clearly he doesn't have a lawyer or he wouldn't be tweeting about this.

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Goddamn. Now I'll never know how sub-standard the coffee is in the breakroom at Fox news. Or how smelly Lou Dobbs' meat-farts are.

@Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston "Breaking news: Fox employees white. Paper plates NOT PROVIDED IN KITCHEN, here's a video clip of Geraldo Rivera wiping mustard off his tie!"

BadUncle (#153)

@Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston These madcap capers have all been foretold by the Apple Dumpling Gang, wherein a wealthy man's gold is causing so many problems that he has to give it away to fumbling outlaws. Hilarious hijinx ensue. Nick Denton is our Bill Bixby.

Peter Feld (#79)

It's all good fun and games until somebody gets hurt.

@Peter Feld In fairness, Muto's finding, firing and subsequent prosecution was absolutely, 100% a part of the news-worthiness of this series. There is no way that the editorship at Gawker did not expect and plan for this. I think they expected to build up more of a following before it happened, and thus juice up the ratings, but after the iPhone 4 debacle, and subsequent Giz writer-home-search of a couple years ago, everyone associated with the Gawker organization knew what to expect when you fluster a large organization.

Mount_Prion (#290)

@Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston You're the faux mole! (ehhh sorry it's early)

zidaane (#373)

I hope they aren't too freaked out by my 'dream journal'.

brent_cox (#40)

Gawker's not exactly smothering this story, either.

petey (#8,666)

Nick Denton 1, Joe Muto -1, the rest of us 0.

RonMwangaguhung (#3,697)

Did anyone else see his interview on Reliable Sources with howie Kurtz? AND this guy is in the media? The interview was a nothingburger and Muto came off as thickheaded and utterly uninteresting. What is this man's IQ?

Smitros (#5,315)

When does this guy get a book deal?

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