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April 11, 2012 - 8:08 pm

Is being a weasel better or worse than being a mole? I’d go with “worse,” but it’s a very close call. They’re both vermin that lack any level of redeeming cuteness. The Gawker Mole turned out not to be Shep Smith or Geraldo Rivera (lots of pool losses on those two, I’m sure) but some producer no one’s ever heard of named Joe Muto.

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.

In the end, it was the digital trail that gave me away. They knew that someone, using my computer login, had accessed the sources for two videos that ended up on Gawker over the past few weeks. They couldn’t prove it entirely, but I was pretty much the only suspect.

I denied it, which is why they didn’t fire me outright. But two nice gentlemen from security escorted me to my desk to pack up my stuff, and it was pretty obvious at that point that I would not be setting foot back into 1211 Avenue of the Americas again.

Smart move dude. You told us nothing meaningful about Fox, and will lose your job publicly and with prejudice. You thought you were blacklisted before? You ain’t seen nothing yet, especially in Obama’s economy. Maybe Media Matters will hire him, but I wouldn’t hang too much on that hope.

By the way, I’m linking to Mediaite because I don’t want to send traffic to Gawker. This story has been amusing and all, but that site is still the blog equivalent of a sewer.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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