Fox Mole book deal
Fox Mole book deal - 'FOX Mole' Joe Muto lands book deal, Former FOX News employee Joe Muto made headlines recently when he secretly began posting embarrassing articles about the FOX newsroom on the website Gawker. And while it took less than 48 hours for his employer to identify and fire him, Muto now has more gainful employment on the horizon, with a book deal signed worth six figures.
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A press release says the book "describes how Muto, an NPR-listening, Obama-loving liberal, took a job at Fox News expecting he'd only stay for a few months. But eight years later, he was still there, working as a producer for Bill O'Reilly, a man with 'fair and balanced' views that made Muto cringe on a daily basis."
Dutton touts the book as being "in the vein of classics like Liar’s Poker and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" that brings "readers inside the heart of a cultural institution that some love and some love to hate." Gawker pegs the advance in the vlow six figures.
Gawker’s ‘Fox Mole’ has book deal; 2013 memoir is titled ‘An Atheist In the Foxhole’, Joe Muto is a former Fox News associate producer who was fired last month after writing a few anonymous pieces for the news blog Gawker.
Muto worked at Fox for eight years, most recently on Bill O’Reilly’s show. He has described himself as a liberal suffering amid conservative co-workers.
His first Gawker post included video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chatting with Sean Hannity. He also criticized a Fox website as “an unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting.”
The network has said it’s exploring legal recourse against him.