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Gawker hires Fox News employee to spy


Online gossip site Gawker announced that it had hired a mole at Fox News to report from inside the media organization.


Timothy Clary

Gossip news website Gawker said Tuesday that it had hired a mole within Fox News to deliver reports anonymously on the behind-the-scenes workings of the right-leaning network.

In their announcement, the editors at Gawker write, "What follows is the inaugural column of a person we are calling The Fox Mole—a long-standing, current employee of Fox News Channel who will be providing Gawker with regular dispatches from inside the organization."

The Fox News spy's first post was an outtake from the Sean Hannity show in which presidential hopeful Mitt Romney discusses his and his wife's numerous horses, reported ABC News - a clip meant to be another example of how the Republican candidate is out of touch with regular people.

The clip comes with a written manifesto describing why the Fox employee has decided to take this dangerous leap:

"I always intended to keep my mouth shut. The plan was simple: get hired, keep my head down and my views to myself, work for a few months, build my resume, then eventually hop to a new job that didn't make me cringe every morning when I looked in the mirror. That was years ago."

S/he went on to say, "My cringe muscles have turned into crow's feet. The ten resumes a month I was sending out dwindled into five, then two, then one, then zero. No one wants me. I'm blacklisted. I work at Fox News Channel."

Fox News has yet to comment on the issue.

To read the entire manifesto click here.

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