Gawker Only Paid Fox Mole $5,000, Report Says
The Fox News employee fired for leaking inside information to Gawker Media was reportedly paid only $5,000 for the spy gig, Forbes reports.
Joe Muto, aka the Fox Mole, was outed Wednesday after Fox News discovered he was the one who had accessed two videos that later ended up on Gawker’s website.
He was promptly fired from his position as an associate producer for “The O’Reilly Factor,” after working for less than 24 hours as a spy for Gawker.
FOX NEWS MOLE REVEALED!
While the compensation is considerable for less than a day’s work, it hardly compares to the price Muto will have to pay in his job hunt, according to one career expert.
“It’s going to be an uphill battle,” career expert Abby Kohut told the Daily News.
Kohut, an author and recruiter who runs the career help website absolutelyabbey.com, says Muto’s chances of getting another media job are slim, but not all hope is lost.
“He’s just going to have to find a company that’s sympathetic to his story,” she said.
Kohut expects it will take one year before Muto can seriously begin applying for jobs again.