The PJ Tatler

Gawker Hires 'Fox Mole,' Who Misses the Point of His or Her Own Tale

Here’s the post, most of which is typical liberal snark about Fox, Hannity, Romney etc. The Mole is a liberal malcontent, we get it. But right at the top of the piece, the “Mole” explains why they have stuck around working for the Fox News Channel for several years:

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. 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.

Now, why would having the Fox News Channel on one’s resume make it harder to find a job elsewhere in the mainstream media? It’s clearly not a two-way blocked street: Ed Henry is but one of the latest Fox hires to come from another cable network. He worked at CNN for years. Brit Hume came from ABC. Juan Williams came from NPR. It can’t be a case of competence, at least not if we’re going by NBC’s standards. Or ABC’s — they had to take a mulligan on their George Zimmerman surveillance video last week. It can’t be ratings or success, since Fox dominates the ratings among news channels and has for a long time, probably the Mole’s entire career.

The problem could be, of course, that the Mole has a crummy resume. Maybe they haven’t done anything or don’t have much to show for their efforts. Maybe they keep forgetting to spell check. Pencil and crayon tend to get a resume sent straight to the circular file. Maybe word has gotten out that they’re a pain to work with or something. Gawker doesn’t identify the Mole, of course, leaving us to assume little as factual, including whether they actually work for Fox.

But assuming that the Mole actually works for Fox — is the Mole’s lack of ability to get a job outside Fox evidence of liberal media bias? Doesn’t the Mole admit as much in noting that they have been “blacklisted” by potential employers?