Fox News mole Joe Muto served with search warrant, Gawker doesn’t expect to be served

In a series of tweets, the Gawker blogger who worked at Fox News until he was outed as a mole announces this morning that News Corp.’s legal threats were not just talk. Gawker COO Gaby Darbyshire told me by email that Muto remains an employee and “we will be providing him with legal support.” She also said Gawker hasn’t “been served yet” and “we don’t expect to served.”

At a talk earlier this month at UNC, Fox News CEO Roger Ailes said of Muto, “The mole shows a culture that believes in theft, a lack of loyalty, turning on his colleagues, lying to management, and there are some real, ethical, serious questions about it.”

According to the search warrant, Fox News told the investigator that Muto “accessed and made edited versions of over 10 video clips belonging to Fox News.”

Gawker published two of Muto’s posts under the byline “The Fox Mole” on April 10 and 11; Fox News suspended him on April 11. Gawker published another post on April 12, the day Muto was fired.

That same day, lawyers for Fox sent a letter to Gawker publisher Nick Denton, which said, “Muto’s admissions are admissions of likely criminal and civil wrongdoing on both his and Gawker’s part, which will be the subject of further intensive investigation. … Gawker should immediately stop publishing information and videos that have been unlawfully obtained by or from Joe Muto and return them to Fox News.”

I can find no stories by Muto published since that request, though he remains an employee.
(Update: Gawker published a story by Muto at 5 p.m. today about a Fox News interview with “Alf.” The story was “shortly after he revealed himself on Gawker earlier this month.”)

Gawker COO Darbyshire said she doesn’t expect the company to be served with a warrant because “I believe the shield laws apply just as they did when the California DA’s office messed up in issuing a search warrant against our writer Jason Chen in the iPhone 4 prototype case. The appropriate way to demand any information they want in this matter is by issuing us a subpoena, not raiding our offices. But then again, who knows? Fox might be able to persuade them to do it anyway.”

A media lawyer tells Poynter that New York’s shield law may protect Muto, though the local district attorney’s office appears to be treating him as a disgruntled employee, not a journalist.

Meanwhile Wednesday morning, Rupert Murdoch testified about press ethics for the Leveson inquiry into media behavior after the phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s now-defunct News of the World.

Steve Myers contributed to this report.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBT2HSDMEWUK7HW5OPY3SZOQBI Bob

    go back to the 1970′s you racist fear mongerer

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBT2HSDMEWUK7HW5OPY3SZOQBI Bob

    Republicans are to stupid to be taken seriously

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBT2HSDMEWUK7HW5OPY3SZOQBI Bob

    compared to the brain dead racist republicans thats a complement. Go back to sleep little lamb

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBT2HSDMEWUK7HW5OPY3SZOQBI Bob

    YAWN , complete  and utter fool !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBT2HSDMEWUK7HW5OPY3SZOQBI Bob

    What a sad pathetic lamb u are go kiss up to your corporate masters they need their arses shining again.

  • Anonymous

    POINDEXTER IS JUST A 2 BIT PUNK BROWNSHIRT WANNA BE, CORPORATIONS GIVE JOBS , AND WHEN YOU RAISE THEIR TAXES YOU UN-REPENTING IMBECILE, THEY WILL TAKE THEIR BUSINESS ELSE WHERE. NOW PICK UP THAT DUSTY STICKY BROOM IN YOUR FILTHY BASEMENT AND START CLEANING UP, BUT DON’T RIP THAT BLOW UP DOLL OF YOURS, THAT SO MUCH RESEMBLES YOUR USELESS DADDY,

  • Anonymous

    shut it u corporate C*&%sucker

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure why you even asked that. The Taliban, al-Qaeda, and similar organizations deliberately target civilians. The servicemen in the video thought they were targeting insurgents but were tragically wrong. I was wondering if PhoenixGirl shows as much anger/disgust towards those groups as she has towards American servicemen (since she accuses them of deliberately murdering civilians).

  • Anonymous

    Personally, have not been impressed with the Mole’s “leaks” – nor his reasoning for his actions against Fox.  He comes across as a spoiled, NYC hipster that was throwing a tantrum because he felt he should be moving up the Fox ladder more quickly.  And seriously, he felt he was “blacklisted” because he worked at Fox, didn’t like Fox’s views, but he’s ok working for the likes of GAWKER??!!  Hope Gawker isn’t expecting loyalty ….

  • Anonymous

    POINDEXTER, YOU BROWN SHIRT AND DRAWS DUMB NAZZZZI, PERMEATE MSNBC, THE GEORGE SOROS RAG ALLEGED NEWS OUT FIT, THAT IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE AMERICA, BUT YOU, YOU RACIST ANTI SEMITE DOLT LUVS IT. COME NOVEMBER YOU STYMIE, SOROS, WILL SENT OUT OF DC ON A RAIL, NOW SHOVE THAT UO YOUR FILTHY OBAMA, YOU 2 BIT NAZZZXZI DOLT

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.wanchik James Wanchik

     Oh, you mean like worse than NBC, ABC, CNN and their ilk that has, IMO, purposely misrepresented audio and video making George Zimmerman out to be a racist vigilante? Or, do you mean a media (Reuters) that publishes doctored photos to show “mass destruction” after Israel carried out a strike in Beirut? Photos that any amateur would recognize as photoshopped. Oh wait, do you mean that Fox is worse than CBS…the organization that produced RaTHergate?

    I could go on and on…but I guess you get the picture. Then again, no you wouldn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Listern up u  moron ,carry on believing you corporate BS u pathetic , lazy retard . I hope all you republican racist fools get you just deserts. This isn’t the cold war anymore you unfounded fear on communisum is so childish it would be funny if it didn’t come from an adult.  You  represent to worst parts amercia has to show and u  deserve nothing but scorn and pity. You live in such a bubble not even a smack to the head would wake up.  Go back to sleep accept all you here and i truely wish you the worst in life . PATHETIC !

  • Anonymous

     Are you saying the actions of those troops are on the same level a al-Qaeda, Taliban et al?

  • Anonymous

     Media Matters doesn’t need a mole to lie.  How naive, you seem to think they care about the truth.

  • Anonymous

     Media Matters doesn’t need a mole to lie.  How naive, you seem to think they care about the truth.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VFWMBOJXAHCISITVFZ62QLDAXQ Aimee Vee

    I wouldn’t be surprised.. if this is how media matters gets their dirt on Fox… have Muto doctor/edit tapes and then send the fake tapes over to media matters. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OCFLBEQJU5QDNR73X6VV4G22XY Rob

    The beautiful irony here is that nobody would even have heard of this rat if Drudge hadn’t linked the article.

  • Anonymous

     prove fox news hacked ANYTHING and you have a point. currently, you’re pissing in the wind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Martin/100000903787380 Scott Martin

    Muto the mole is mocking the British scandal…too bad it is idiots LIKE HIM that drove the mentality he mocks of having no ethics or common decency related to privacy and intellectual property.

    Muto is just a common thief and I bet his cute butt is about to learn some valuable lessons.

    And that is the definition of irony.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CADRT4R2MKNHBEWVUADE3XPMDM Bedlam

    Theft is theft people.  Doesn’t matter what politics he follows.  It is still theft.

  • http://twitter.com/drdom Dom Dacquisto

    Kennedy once said “He who finds power by riding the back of the tiger, usually ends up inside”.

    I hope he enjoyed the ride, because now it’s time for what comes next.

  • Anonymous

    TO ALL YOU OBITLA BROWN SHIRTS, AND SOROS LACKEYS, YOUR FILTHY LYING CRIMINAL  MOLE GOT CAUGHT. SO SIT DOWN ON YOUR FECES STAINED COUCH IN YOUR BASEMENT, AND TUNE INTO CNBC, COMMUNIST NO BRAINS CONSORTIUM, AND TAKE IT UP YOUR BARNEY, SORRY TO BE SO FRANK!! AND DOUBLE FOR YOU POINDEXTER

  • Anonymous

    Stupid on Fox’s part.  Seriously you break that many laws hacking people’s phones and the most you can   come up with against a mole is ” he might have some of our videos”.  Must be a video of O’really doing something really stupid.  Now on to some real news.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JVSGJ5PT2ADSELBXBDXGKCZY5I beedogs

     what the fuck does that even mean?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/JVSGJ5PT2ADSELBXBDXGKCZY5I beedogs

    LOL @ all you imbeciles defending the worst “news” organization on the planet.  and, no, I don’t watch MSNBC or read the NY Times, so don’t come back at me with that, you fools.
     

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t the school yard or prison you moron its a major news organisation that has been spouting crap for decades. The only people who need to worry about this are the ones with something to hide or the brainless sheep who can’t accept they’ve been tuning into BS for years.

  • Anonymous

    NOBODY LIKES RATS , CEPT FOR BROWN SHIRTS LIKE POINDEXTER

  • Anonymous

    TIME TO MUTE THE MOLE MUTO, AND SEND HIS LYIN @$$ TO PLUTO, HE IS OBITLA’S LADY IN WAITING, THE 2 SHOULD BE MATING

  • Anonymous

    It’s going to get nastier for you punky little DNC robotic children real quickly as the year progresses. You’ll have a LOT to write about when your boy is “out”, standing with his nose pressed to the window, looking in. Maybe you can hire HIM as a blogger.

  • Anonymous

    It’s going to get nastier for you punky little DNC robotic children real quickly as the year progresses. You’ll have a LOT to write about when your boy is “out”, standing with his nose pressed to the window, looking in. Maybe you can hire HIM as a blogger.

  • Anonymous

    Joe “Mutt”-o. Perfect name for an Obama operative.

  • Anonymous

    Joe “Mutt”-o. Perfect name for an Obama operative.

  • Anonymous

    “deliberate murder” means they purposefully killed civilians.  Did you watch the tape and listen to the audio?  They thought it was a group of armed insurgents who had just attacked a coalition convoy.  From one I saw, one of them did in fact have an RPG (which, under ISAF Rules of Engagement construes hostile intent and may therefore be engaged).  Thanks for “supporting the troops” and calling us deliberate murderers of civilians when tragic mistakes are made!  I suppose if this were the ’60s you’d be hanging out at an airport waiting to spit on us as we returned.  And, you’re welcome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1559477437 Shannon Montgomery Grady

    “8″!! Wow…they must be thrilled at Current…they’ve doubled their viewership! LOL

  • Anonymous

    This guy is a legend  anyone who helps bring to light the lies and BS that permeate the corporate media should be praised. I wish him the best and look forward to reading his full account and what ever secrets he managed to get . NICE WORK !

  • Anonymous

    Nobody likes spies, or trusts them. An outed spy is a pariah, hated by those he fooled, and distrusted by those who hired him. Even if they’re a big failure like Muto. Gawker has long been a wannabe respected news media outlet, but they’re such amateurs they only serve as an occasionally amusing example of loser journalism.

  • Anonymous

    Sweet.  This lib freak deserves all the grief he gets.  He blew any hope of a career he might have had.  He has no credibility and cannot be trusted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WAVWXS46SSKEDTF3CBZZAT6LY Mike

    As a former newspaper reporter with a bachelor’s degree in print medial journalism from Michigan State, this guy should be drummed out of the profession. Unfortunately, too many liberal rags are all too willing to engage in unethical, potentially illegal tactics while engaging in blatant political advocacy under the guise of “journalism.”

  • http://twitter.com/bmw801d thomas burke

    i hope new corp makes an example of this human POC. i would start with all the salary he has been paid. then make him reimburse for all the benifits he used and confiscate any retirement funds he might have contrubited to.. then go after GWAKER.. he lied to get hired … oh and you can keep the ipad and iphone they taste good mustard.

  • Chicago Nick

    More like “MO” not ‘mole’…. 

  • AZWarrior

    Hey smart guy … here is a little legal reality for your sorry ass.

  • Anonymous

    Rick, as somewhat of a Paul supporter myself, you’re wrong.  Fox did, in fact, report all of Paul’s wins, along with the ongoing delegate count (repeatedly).

    If you want to point your finger, rightly, where blame belongs, blame all of the liberal debate “moderators” on the MSN orgs, that ran the debates and didn’t give him nearly as much air-time (in the form of questions) as they did for Mitt or Rick.

  • Anonymous

    So we have a Left-wing media so paranoid that they plant a mole at Fox under false pretexts?  Pathetic.

    Then the mole steals intellectual property?  Prosecute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrei-Bilderburger/1392644038 Andrei Bilderburger

    Hopefully Muto and Darbyshire can share a prison cell for a long time.

  • Brer_Orabbit

    Drivel is as drivel does.  Go get a real job, assuming you’re qualified for any position.

  • Rush Romney

    That’s a good idea.. thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725831507 Kevin Martin

    So O’Keefe pleaded down to a misdemeanor charge.  He was in costume in a US Senator’s office.  What in the world would cause you to try and defend this action or attempted action AGAINST a sitting Senator?  Meanwhile, you appear to support prosecuting a similar crime against a for-profit, foreign-owned media company.   I think your inconsistency is contributing to the “Curroptocracy-Culture of Corruption-See D.C.” sir.

  • Anonymous

    A “mole” by definition simply cannot legitimately claim moral high ground. Journalism of that nature has a long history, most of it bad. Joe should be held liable for taking the network’s money, and betraying them, if a legal case can be made. Journalists, true journalists, adhere to higher ethics. This guy is merely a tool.

  • Anonymous

    A “mole” by definition simply cannot legitimately claim moral high ground. Journalism of that nature has a long history, most of it bad. Joe should be held liable for taking the network’s money, and betraying them, if a legal case can be made. Journalists, true journalists, adhere to higher ethics. This guy is merely a tool.

  • Anonymous

    A “mole” by definition simply cannot legitimately claim moral high ground. Journalism of that nature has a long history, most of it bad. Joe should be held liable for taking the network’s money, and betraying them, if a legal case can be made. Journalists, true journalists, adhere to higher ethics. This guy is merely a tool.

  • ConservativeRedneck

    What do you expect? Fox news has 13 liberal hosts on a day and just recently hired Jesse Jackson’s daughter. I use to watch fox all the time when they reported the news CNN, MSNBC wouldn’t NOW, I get my news online. I don’t feel a bit sorry for foxnews.

  • ConservativeRedneck

    What do you expect? Fox news has 13 liberal hosts on a day and just recently hired Jesse Jackson’s daughter. I use to watch fox all the time when they reported the news CNN, MSNBC wouldn’t NOW, I get my news online. I don’t feel a bit sorry for foxnews.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001577449396 Sharkie Delancey

    Don’t forget HuffPO. There are many DNC propaganda outlets he can work for. Losers always have excuses

  • http://twitter.com/Winston80 Winston

    what a douchebag. I hope he enjoys his time in a federal prison.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Lobosco/661521161 Joseph Lobosco

    Zzzzzz

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he’s not breaking any law aside from maybe (MAYBE) a few contractual agreements that don’t warrant a warrant (no pun intended). To equate his actions to criminals is a false equivalency, but that’s not surprising of a redneck, right-wing troglodyte like yourself. Oh, I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that. We on the “left”* should be subservient and apologetic, and I guess I failed that.

    By the way, it’s not about “old white people who go to church,” (although they’re a part of the problem due to their ridiculous beliefs in the supernatural), but a problem of falsehoods and their support of bullshit without evidence to back it up. The difference here, despite how lame the “exposés” were, is that they have the benefit of actual, empirical evidence to back them up.

    He won’t go to jail, and you will still be angry as all shit. I hope you have a good set of Tums right by your side, dick.

    * To believe in a political spectrum that’s so black and white is to believe in fantasy, but, again, that’s not surprising. Dick.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PVCCB3SOAKVS3XUP5X244LSCI Gran Blanco

    This shows the paranoia of the left.  An insider at a boring news agency because you disagree with their views?  Their target audience is old white people who go to church!  Does this idiot think they have secrets like North Korea?  We get it.  You don’t like Fox News.  Breaking the law and thinking it’s ok to do whatever you want because you feel justified is a scary way to think.  I think most convicted felons would feel the same way about what they did.  Maybe he can do a story about it after he gets out of jail.  

  • http://twitter.com/GREGORYABUTLER Gregory A. Butler

    I hope this kid has a good lawyer – he’s going to need one!

  • http://twitter.com/GREGORYABUTLER Gregory A. Butler

    I hope this kid has a good lawyer – he’s going to need one!

  • Anonymous

    They get a paycheck. You don’t steal from your employer, or FOR him.

  • Anonymous

    They get a paycheck. You don’t steal from your employer, or FOR him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keeepa Rick Morrow

    This serves them right ! I used to love Fox News but they have show “their” DISLOYALTY… (Mr. Ailes) by not properly reporting the real news and allow themselves to be used by the US Government to spread lies and deciet amoungst the great citizens of this great Country ! 
    I do not condone what this man has done but I am sick of the Fox lying and distorting the real truth and facts… Oh, Ron Paul took Iowa… and Minn and not a peep about the delagate counts that ‘could’ ruin Mitts chances at the convention…. come on this is news too.. and sooooo much more..

  • Anonymous

    And I’ll be buy to steal anything and everything of yours, since you have no “obligations” to me. 3:330-4:00 am seems a good time as people’s natural defences are lowest at that time…

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

  • Anonymous

    Oh c’mon. Almost all media is big business, and government in our fascist state is nothing more than a tool of big business.  Politics is the shadow that big business casts on society.

  • Anonymous

    And anyone that pretends not to know that the Democrats of the Klan days are the Republicans of today is either lying, or a moron.

    The parties have switched names and identities many times over the years.  The biggest haters, liars, and thieves have always been on the right.

    I say this only to shut up a moron and try to prevent the further propagation of misleading lies.  Another truth however, is that both parties have become tools of big business in modern times.  They are both useless to the people and indispensable to giant corporations.  They both need to go.  We need a completely different country, and a second constitutional convention — i.e., abolishing what we have, and starting over completely — is the only way to get there.  Altering what we have will simply not work.  It is too far gone.

  • Anonymous

    And what duties, pray tell, do the giant remote corporations have to their employees?  And what obligations do corporations have to the rest of us, as part of the social contract?  

    Answer: none.  That is why giant, uncaring, remote corporations should not be allowed to exist, except to serve the people.  Their charters should be withdrawn — by the states that grant them — whenever they cease to be useful to us, the people, by whose graciousness they are allowed to exist.

    Treating corporations as having equal protections under the law has degraded all of us and made us into powerless, cube-dwelling wage-slaves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Weaver/100003708584017 Todd Weaver

    The Klan was formed by democrats to harass black voters during reconstruction.  Get it right libtard. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Weaver/100003708584017 Todd Weaver

    Muto is toast.  He’s just too stupid to know it yet. 

  • http://twitter.com/SalemCat SalemCat

    Joe – here’s hoping you end up BANKRUPT and in PRISON.

  • Anonymous

    Gawker could be sued under Corporate Espionage laws. 

  • Rush Romney

    I know what I am but what are you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yankee-Doodle-Retrocon/100002221609911 Yankee Doodle Retrocon

    Copyright theft.  i doubt the shield law applies.  ”But honest Mr. DA, I just stole that [software, movie, photo, music, etc] from my employer so that i could sell it to people and make money.  Really, should all binary information be free?”

    I know some internet anarchists think so, but most of us know what intellectual property means.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they raid the freaks at Gawker and send them to Siberia!!! Bet the mole will enjoy being somebodies boy toy in prison, but considering he worked for Gawker he probably enjoys dropping the soap.

  • Anonymous

    Yah.  Only Fox makes mistakes.  NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, NBC/CBS/ABC are 100 per cent accurate, 100 per cent of the time.  No doubt they even eat all of their vegetables and drink all of their milk at lunch, too.

  • Anonymous

    Just another little man of limited talents and limited dreams looking for his 15 minutes of fame. 

  • https://twitter.com/#!/davidjkramer DavidKramer

     Glad you spent ALL that time posting a huge comment. Let me guess, lib? I knew exactly who the idiot was referring to. By the way, please show me the EVIDENCE of O Keife getting charged with wire tapping, MORON.

  • Anonymous

    what a petulant set of tweets. Frigin idiot has no integrity & should be slapped around for it. Satan the great deciever must be a big fan.

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of the Bradlee Manning case – a young man (I assume Muto is young) ignores any and all privacy agreements, steals information that is the property of his employer, shares it with a third party out of some sense of ‘exposing something that they feel should be expised’…

    Happily, Mr. Muto choose to steal from an employer that doesn’t have their own military, unlike Mr. Manning.

    While Mr. Manning rots in military prison Mr. Muto will likely get the opportunity to beet lots of lawyers and investigators, and while Mr. Muto didn’t steal ‘state secrets’ he did steal, and his victim gets to decide the value of the items he stole…

    Should be very educational for Mr. Muto – pity he didn’t learn not to steal as a child…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    I am the media matter mole.

    book out september.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    just give to obama, same thing

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     He’s referring to right-wing diety James O’Keefe’s stunt in Senator Landrieu’s office:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/us/politics/27landrieu.html
     
    And yes, the FBI calls what O’Keefe tried to do wiretapping.  From http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7863

    As today’s FBI announcement (hat-tip John Tomasic of the Colorado Independent — see his report for the full statement) reveals, O’Keefe and his co-conspirators had planned to secretly tape, with secret recorders, and they even lied to Landrieu’s office workers while in the midst of doing it [emphasis added]:According to court documents, the four men met in New Orleans on Jan. 20, 2010, to discuss various topics, including possible scenarios to engage the staff of Senator Mary Landrieu in her office inside the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans and to record the interactions. On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, O’Keefe called Flanagan and invited him to participate in the plan, which Flanagan accepted. The next day, Basel, Dai, Flanagan and O’Keefe met, discussed the disguises they would wear, and practiced how they would interact with Senator Landrieu’s staff and record the interactions.Also according to court documents, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, Basel, Flanagan and O’Keefe met in an office near the Hale Boggs Federal Building to finalize their plan, check the recording devices and mount a camera in one of the disguises. During this meeting, O’Keefe explained how the recording devices worked and instructed Basel and Flanagan how to position themselves once inside the Senator’s office.At approximately 11:00 a.m., Basel, Flanagan and O’Keefe entered the federal building and passed through the security screening. Their purpose was to orchestrate a conversation about phone calls to the Senator’s staff and capture the resulting conversation on video. Dai remained outside to provide support. Basel and Flanagan were each dressed like telephone repairmen, wearing blue denim pants, a blue work shirt, a fluorescent green vest, a tool belt and a white hard hat. One of the hats contained a video recording device installed on the brim.O’Keefe entered Senator Landrieu’s office first and positioned a digital video recorder made to look like a cellular telephone in his hand to record the interaction. He told the staff that he was waiting for a friend. He recorded the subsequent interaction.Basel and Flanagan entered the office soon thereafter and told the Senator’s staff that they were telephone repairmen who were following up on reports of problems with the telephone system. A staff member said that there were no problems with the phone system, and Basel then asked the staff member for permission to test the phone. Basel then walked behind a staff member’s desk, lifted the handset from the cradle, questioned whether there was a dial tone and handled the receiver. Basel and Flanagan each pretended to call the office phone with their own cellular phones, and they said the calls would not go through. O’Keefe also interjected and said he had previously placed a call to the office that would not go through.So not only were they secretly recording the federal officials — secret recordings of that nature are illegal under the wiretap laws in some twelve states — they out-and-out lied to them in order to secretly record their reactions to those misleading lies.

  • Anonymous

     George Soros has “matters” all taken care of. Probably your taxes will go to him through Obama’s slush fund, aka the Stimulus. You are a taxpayer, aren’t you? Cause if I were a jobless wretch, I’d vote Democrat, too!

  • Anonymous

    Does qweef still wear that creepy hairpiece?

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     He has a job, dude — Gawker’s still not only employing him, they’re giving him legal help.  I know that reading comprehension is hard for you FOX fans, but still…

  • Anonymous

    Joe muto? Seriously? Is this guy for real or is he a comedian? I can’t tell

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     You mean the guy who exposed this video showing deliberate murder committed by US troops against non-threatening civilians?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

    You’ve just given Joe Muto some very high praise indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     You mean the guy who exposed this video showing deliberate murder committed by US troops against non-threatening civilians?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

    You’ve just given Joe Muto some very high praise indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     Don’t you love it when the Uptown Klan folk get into full froth over somebody like Muto? 

  • http://twitter.com/PhoenixWomanMN Phoenix Woman

     Don’t you love it when the Uptown Klan folk get into full froth over somebody like Muto? 

  • Rush Romney

    Where can we donate to Mr. Muto’s legal defense fund? You guys need to set something up like that.

  • Anonymous

    If the right would fight like the left does ,these punks would run for the Hills.

  • Anonymous

    If the right would fight like the left does ,these punks would run for the Hills.

  • deano

    Muto the mutant…go work for MSNBC you coward.

  • deano

    Muto the mutant…go work for MSNBC you coward.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RCD3Z75OBX3D6WNVOSO4VUBKQ Obamammy

    Worse case scenario he ends up in jail with a man twice his size.

    Hopefully that man will be “Tossed Salad Man”.  Looking at Muto’s limp-wristing, he’d like that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RCD3Z75OBX3D6WNVOSO4VUBKQ Obamammy

    Worse case scenario he ends up in jail with a man twice his size.

    Hopefully that man will be “Tossed Salad Man”.  Looking at Muto’s limp-wristing, he’d like that.

  • Anonymous

    why cant you put a mole at cnn or msnbc oops you are probably getting funding from them or george soros! 3 peas in a pod.

  • Anonymous

    LM AO! I didn’t know the emotion ‘butthurt’ could be conveyed via Tweet, but indeed Joe Muto has shown it can be done in grand fashion!

    His pathetic attempt at ‘being a mole’ is one of the most ridiculous things I have seen a grown man attempt in quite some time. #MoleFAIL

  • Anonymous

    Fraud is fraud, and theft is theft. Put him in a cell with the Wikileaks people.
    And why would anybody want to infiltrate MSNBC? All you need to know about them can be gained by watching until your gag reflex gets too strong.

  • Anonymous

    Remember, when you are a liberal, “the ends justify the means”, and they view Fox News as Darth Vader and the Evil Empire, so anything goes for them, ethics be dammed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPDFBVGHUG5IKXPBM3K637AOBM bubba g

    Current still has that garage that Olberman used to broadcast out of.

  • http://twitter.com/MRTADS12 MR TADS

    he deserves what he gets. ihope it’s a big fine. no way will he go to jail

  • Anonymous

    That’s right….You stay with MSNBC!

  • Anonymous

    Whats he been up to? Making millions from Fox and his books. His ratings are catching up to NBC broadcast news, if you want to call it news! He’s been crushing you’re favorite cable news channels MSNBC and CNN nightly.  He’s been exposing the lying propaganda machine A.K.A. the main stream media. In other words he’s been doing a fine job. I love your false indignation…You probably love Bill Maher.

  • Anonymous

    Whats he been up to? Making millions from Fox and his books. His ratings are catching up to NBC broadcast news, if you want to call it news! He’s been crushing you’re favorite cable news channels MSNBC and CNN nightly.  He’s been exposing the lying propaganda machine A.K.A. the main stream media. In other words he’s been doing a fine job. I love your false indignation…You probably love Bill Maher.

  • http://profiles.google.com/martincarlweiss Martin Weiss

    Love watching Muto trying to play the victim.  What a liberal loser.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Ends justify the means, right lib? Remember, place the ovens close to the tracks. I like hyperbole also.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/davidjkramer DavidKramer

     Really, he was arrested for an illegal wire tap? Please provide a link to the charges, or are you just a moron?

  • Anonymous

    Current TV is still on the air ? How cute is that ?  lol

  • Lajitas9

    Muto’s career es muerte.

  • http://profiles.google.com/larry.gibby Larry Gibby

    Another product of the shallow end of the gene pool.

  • Anonymous

    I hope you get it shoved right up your rear!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N2E3PJZTJCNWVULZBSAV3CR2MU Tony

    Get it right libtards. Joe Muto – communist traitor should be executed for treason. James O’Keefe – Patriotic hero should be given medal of honor. 

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHA….HEY MUTO….here is a tweet for ya dumbfuck……stop using words like “amongst” you useless, stinky little turd.  Now go flush yourself assbag and then just die already.  You are going to be charged with crimes before it’s said and done and I’m going to be laughing and laughing and laughing….you get the picture.  Run along now douchebag.  hehehehe….God it’s going to be hilarious when your bitch ass is in court.  We will see how much you are tweeting then bitch.

  • Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHA….HEY MUTO….here is a tweet for ya dumbfuck……stop using words like “amongst” you useless, stinky little turd.  Now go flush yourself assbag and then just die already.  You are going to be charged with crimes before it’s said and done and I’m going to be laughing and laughing and laughing….you get the picture.  Run along now douchebag.  hehehehe….God it’s going to be hilarious when your bitch ass is in court.  We will see how much you are tweeting then bitch.

  • Wade Smith

     It is called theft. As an employee one of your duties is to NOT steal from your employer.

  • Wade Smith

     It is called theft. As an employee one of your duties is to NOT steal from your employer.

  • Wade Smith

     Yes, theft is theft

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003166812874 Donald Laniohan

    You act like we have a responsibility to our employers…. they can turn on us at anytime when it fits their needs.  why can’t we.  i believe Fox is being equally whiney.  they got tricked.  shall we pay out our tax money for a federal case over it?  there is a pot hole i drive over every morning that those dollars could be spent on fixing.  

  • Anonymous

    Regardless if an NDA was signed, there is NO WAY violating it could be considered a criminal act. Civil? Sure… but that would be a lawsuit, and the DA would not be involved. 

  • Anonymous

    Muto has James O’Keefe envy, but not the brains to go along with it. 

  • Anonymous

     I really am flabbergasted that 89 people have liked the fact that you don’t know what the word treason means. That is sad…

  • Anonymous

     I really am flabbergasted that 89 people have liked the fact that you don’t know what the word treason means. That is sad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Patterson/100000033219451 Nick Patterson

    Sooooo…the fact that he’s still working at Gawker didn’t stop you from sounding like a tard? Did you read the story or what?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Patterson/100000033219451 Nick Patterson

    Sooooo…the fact that he’s still working at Gawker didn’t stop you from sounding like a tard? Did you read the story or what?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care about the crybaby rants and attacks between writers and Fox News.  I just want to hear what O’Reilly has been up to since his “Dildo” comment from a couple of years ago.  If you haven’t seen the video, here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBu1b_GpXM8

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/V7LGTBIAONDXFOC4A7LRH6LD7U George

    Considering that a number of laws were broken by this guy, its not surprising that he would be hit with legal issues.  Gawker would probably be safe, but that does not mean they should be crowing about it.  Their antics are bush league at best.  But hey, so what if the guys goes to jail as long as Gawker gets its eyeballs.  That’s all that really matters…

  • Anonymous

    I hope Mr. Muto loses on all fronts.  Whistle blowing as it were, illegal, unethical behavior through the right channels is good, and needed.  Trying to play “Mole” through a site like Gawker merely to stoke ones own ego… you get what you deserve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brett-Delong/100003268458606 Brett Delong

    …and Current’s 8 viewers. 

  • Anonymous

    Muto is representative of what happens when Political Correctness takes hold in society.  To the self-described “Progressives” (I love the contronym) the Legal System, and Constitution, should be ignored because of their PC FEELINGS.

    Madness and Anarchy will soon follow – if Barack is reelected – because The One also is obsessed with being PC.

    OMG!  Obama MUST Go!

  • Anonymous

    Muto’s right. He should have hacked a dead girls phone or computer. He probably would have been hired back as an executive. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curt-Pangracs/1060785246 Curt Pangracs

    This asshat is tweeting himself right into jail. Maybe that will help clean-up the gene pool for a few years…

  • Anonymous

    Wait until you figure out its just human nature, and you and the rest of the right wing are humans too!  People whine.  I don’t think the even the whiny liberals whined and moaned and threw tantrums during the Bush years quite like the right has under Obama… i know, i know, he’s destroying our country and all that, and the whining is justified this time… its different.  People suck.  It isn’t liberals or neocons… its just people. 

  • Anonymous

    Right, it would be like some silver spoon fed arrogant cocky twink say, lying, dressing up as phone repairmen, saying he was there to fix phones, and trying to phone tap a senator’s line for example… or does that not count? I guess that is a hero fighting for his country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Clemmer/1506137119 Todd Clemmer

    Gawker should be “served”.  This goes deeper than this Muto paramecium.

    http://www.popfi.com/wp-content/uploads/joe-muto-fox-mole.jpg 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    thanks boss.  love the moniker.

  • Anonymous

     Good one!!

  • Anonymous

    Where were you the 200 or so years prior that it was the exact same way?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like you’re mad because he outed someone you like.  Would you have felt the same way if he had worked for MSNBC and done the exact same thing to them instead of Fox, or would you be praising him and talking about how terrible MSNBC was for trying to bully him and scare others?  I suspect your political bias is skewing your view on the story. 

  • Anonymous

    So what you are saying “Church” is, in your mind, if you don’t like the job or if you don’t like the content, then it is OK to lie, to be deceiftful and to be void of any ethics. I’m sure your bosses, and maybe even your family would like to know your opinion, but I bet you haven’t told them either. By the way, have you ever watched Fox news and if so, can you come up with one factual item of their not being truthful?

  • Anonymous

    So what you are saying “Church” is, in your mind, if you don’t like the job or if you don’t like the content, then it is OK to lie, to be deceiftful and to be void of any ethics. I’m sure your bosses, and maybe even your family would like to know your opinion, but I bet you haven’t told them either. By the way, have you ever watched Fox news and if so, can you come up with one factual item of their not being truthful?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AC6TXQX6OMBPJ5GQRNJZIQLBKU Tikal

    Mr. Muto ruined his life, just the legal costs will bankrupt him. And this is good, Mr. Muto is a liar and a thief.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AC6TXQX6OMBPJ5GQRNJZIQLBKU Tikal

    Mr. Muto ruined his life, just the legal costs will bankrupt him. And this is good, Mr. Muto is a liar and a thief.

  • Anonymous

     I think you might be a bit unclear on the concept of treason…

  • Anonymous

     I think you might be a bit unclear on the concept of treason…

  • http://facebook.com/FalconFour Matt Falcon

    Are you fucking retarded? Just wondering. It’s a medical condition, being “fucking retarded”. You should look into it. You show a lot of the signs of Fucking Retardation…

  • http://facebook.com/FalconFour Matt Falcon

    Are you fucking retarded? Just wondering. It’s a medical condition, being “fucking retarded”. You should look into it. You show a lot of the signs of Fucking Retardation…

  • Anonymous

    Treason?  I know that FoxNews is an extension of the GOP, but it’s not the government.  Boy, they have some huge gaps in that homeschooling. 

  • Anonymous

    Treason?  I know that FoxNews is an extension of the GOP, but it’s not the government.  Boy, they have some huge gaps in that homeschooling. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7647QQSVFPGK2RCOVNXOXEA22Q craig

    Who cares, Joe?  Get a life.  You’re the most boring mole in history.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    should have….  agree with message…. but let’s all sound smart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGK2CIMGM36KWBYNDY6C2XWFZI darrylsee

    Based on recent events, compared to CNN, ABC, and NBC….yes, yes it is!  :-)

  • sdfasdf asdfasdf

    Should of thought about the consequences to your actions Joe.  While I don’t applaud your actions, if that’s how you decide to “stand up”, I’ll “stand up” for your right to do so…but don’t whine about the consequences.  Every time you do the applause get’s quieter…..

  • Anonymous

     Sounds like the fox news reporting of the fake Obama quote.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    get out troll.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    obama will hire as media matters liason to the WH…..

    will call him “media integrity czar”……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4VVIAC3BZ3CSGQS62IJUHJMQQ Church of Realism

     Most companies are at will, contracts are for executives.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4VVIAC3BZ3CSGQS62IJUHJMQQ Church of Realism

    Right, Ailes and Murdoch should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4VVIAC3BZ3CSGQS62IJUHJMQQ Church of Realism

     Hopefully soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4VVIAC3BZ3CSGQS62IJUHJMQQ Church of Realism

     Right, like Fox News is the bastion of morals and ethics.  Please…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_33ZUSLA22HZ4AKI7SWCVSN3E7Q Ben

    Gawker hired him because he is a weasel and they hate Fox.  Understood.  But who else will hire a known weasel?  No one, because he has no other value than his lack of integrity, which will only take you so far.

  • texguy46

    Joe the loser.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGK2CIMGM36KWBYNDY6C2XWFZI darrylsee

     Good point.  I remember reading his columns early on and thought: “Is this it?”  “That’s all he’s got?”

    And oh yea, I saw the hidden camera clip of him pitching an idea to Bill O’Reilly.  Big whoop!

    Reminds me of how the media breathlessly went through Sarah Palin’s emails and found nothing!  ….unless you think grocery lists are salacious!  ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Pud

  • Anonymous

    Joe Muto: “I should have done something more innocuous, like hacked a dead girl’s phone and interfered with a police investigation.”
    No Joe. What you should have done when you got the job was exhibit some responsibility, some morals and some ethics. You took the job offered you by Fox and lied and were deceitful. Not very good attributes for holding a job, unless you wanted to be a politician. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F7R7JF3Q63OV65BESQLBZBATQI Mark

    Wow, the only way this rag gets any readership is to ride Fox’s coat tails.  LOL, talk about trying to kill the golden goose.

  • Anonymous

    Joe Muto belongs in jail.  Hope Fox News sues Gawker out of business for what they have done.

    Bye, bye Gawker. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    I am the media matters troll……. book out september.

    met soros, first paycheck from a soros account (one of over a thousand)…
    attended media matters training (brainwashing) in DC with axelrod present.

    my internet account tied to some poor liberal doctor in washington.  sorry chris, had to do it.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how ‘Gawker’ would feel about a mole within their ranks…….a mole who might stumble across the concerted effort of Gawker, Media Matters and the Obama Administration to put Fox out of business…

    Moles are funny that way…..they could be anywhere…

  • Anonymous

    v. spied (spd), spy·ing, spies (spz)
    v.tr.
    1. To observe secretly with hostile intent.
    2. To discover by close observation.
    3. To catch sight of: spied the ship on the horizon.
    4. To investigate intensively.
    v.intr.
    1. To engage in espionage.
    2. To seek or observe something secretly and closely.
    3. To make a careful investigation: spying into other people’s activities

    .Of course, my mistake. Journalism and Spying are so very different it’s foolish to think the two could be related at all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    how long until obama appoints this dirt as czar of journalistic integrity?

  • Anonymous

    Historyis… Canada does not have the best record when it comes to freedom of speech.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433028999 Michael Schuster

    When you are hired by a company you sign a contract. Unless you are whistle blowing on them in which they are breaking the law you can not hide behind the ‘Investigative Journalism’ excuse. Investigate and spying are two different things. If you are not smart enough to figure that one out then maybe you need to go back to school and request a refund. I don’t need to bother labeling you as you have done the job yourself.

  • Anonymous

    The bar isn’t set all that high in cable news.

    That being said, I only see two articles about the CISPA act on Fox and it’s only based on reception and viewpoints and is far from being comprehensive reporting on what the act is. If they don’t report well enough on important bills like this, opinions like yours may soon be the only ones allowed to be posted in a slew of moderated comments.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently one of his goals was to help dear leader, by embarrassing the opposition. I don’t think either he nor gawker quite understand, that if obama is re-elected the free press will disappear as dear leader will have no further use for this segment of useful idiots( its what lenin called his blind followers).

  • Anonymous

     LOL – isn’t that pretty much the same thing?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYMH7Z4NIONI33HHYBW4U4XJS4 Simple Facts

    The man is a thief with few, if any morals. He should be punished either by the legal system or privately, through as strenuous a civil trial as can be mounted. That goes for the slime that hired him to do the job. Apparently, according to the Gawker’s way of thinking, a president that spys on his rivals with the intention of bringing them down should be impeached and sent to jail but it’s okay for the press to do the same.
    hypocrites and criminals, every one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYMH7Z4NIONI33HHYBW4U4XJS4 Simple Facts

    The man is a thief with few, if any morals. He should be punished either by the legal system or privately, through as strenuous a civil trial as can be mounted. That goes for the slime that hired him to do the job. Apparently, according to the Gawker’s way of thinking, a president that spys on his rivals with the intention of bringing them down should be impeached and sent to jail but it’s okay for the press to do the same.
    hypocrites and criminals, every one.

  • Anonymous

    Gawker stopped publishing Muto reports not only to avoid a civil suit, but also because he had nothing.  Who would ever hire a guy like this? I mean, even K-Mart?

  • Anonymous

    Gawker stopped publishing Muto reports not only to avoid a civil suit, but also because he had nothing.  Who would ever hire a guy like this? I mean, even K-Mart?

  • Anonymous

     Wow, I don’t get what’s with all the strange fervor against Joe?

    Remember back in the day when it was considered aggressive investigative journalism to do whatever it takes to get the scoop?

    Aww… poor massive News Corporation, being had by a mole in their own ranks. How ever shall they recover? You’re fooling yourselves if you think this isn’t going on daily, Joe just got caught.

    Isn’t a News companies’ job to issue information out to the public, for good or bad? Or are we all too stupid and emotional to be allowed to see information without running it past the media censors?

    If anything, Fox should have put that information in the public domain before Joe got it. Then he wouldn’t have the opportunity to sell any information.

    And if you don’t see my point of view and feel it necessary to defend against it, don’t bother labeling me with a political meme. I couldn’t care less what side you butter your bread on.

  • Anonymous

     Wow, I don’t get what’s with all the strange fervor against Joe?

    Remember back in the day when it was considered aggressive investigative journalism to do whatever it takes to get the scoop?

    Aww… poor massive News Corporation, being had by a mole in their own ranks. How ever shall they recover? You’re fooling yourselves if you think this isn’t going on daily, Joe just got caught.

    Isn’t a News companies’ job to issue information out to the public, for good or bad? Or are we all too stupid and emotional to be allowed to see information without running it past the media censors?

    If anything, Fox should have put that information in the public domain before Joe got it. Then he wouldn’t have the opportunity to sell any information.

    And if you don’t see my point of view and feel it necessary to defend against it, don’t bother labeling me with a political meme. I couldn’t care less what side you butter your bread on.

  • Anonymous

     Wow, I don’t get what’s with all the strange fervor against Joe?

    Remember back in the day when it was considered aggressive investigative journalism to do whatever it takes to get the scoop?

    Aww… poor massive News Corporation, being had by a mole in their own ranks. How ever shall they recover? You’re fooling yourselves if you think this isn’t going on daily, Joe just got caught.

    Isn’t a News companies’ job to issue information out to the public, for good or bad? Or are we all too stupid and emotional to be allowed to see information without running it past the media censors?

    If anything, Fox should have put that information in the public domain before Joe got it. Then he wouldn’t have the opportunity to sell any information.

    And if you don’t see my point of view and feel it necessary to defend against it, don’t bother labeling me with a political meme. I couldn’t care less what side you butter your bread on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lilli-Carlsen/1382421877 Lilli Carlsen

    Yes, Andrew JS, General Electric is using MSNBC as a tax write-off:  writing off fat Chris Matthews (of the tingling chubby leg) and the virtually illiterate Ed Schultz who would be more comfortable in a saloon ranting his misogynistic views of women to other drunks, and little Mika Brezninski who says “love it” after interviewing every single guest!  The only reason I have become one of the 15 people watching these loser shows is because of Chuck Scarborough whom I find to be highly incisive and fair-minded (must be a mole, LOL). 
    This is one of the write-offs that allows Immelt (O’s “jobs development czar” — REALLY have to laugh at that one) to have his company pay $0 taxes on his $14 bil worth of profits — profits due in large part by all the jobs that GE shipped abroad — taken from OUR people for cheap labor overseas! 
    It would seem that certain people are calling for boycotts of every company under the sun who disagrees with their political ideology, so how about our own boycott against GE?   Believe me I would gladly give up my “Morning Joe” just to get rid of the losers on NBC/MSNBC.   

  • Anonymous

    Somehow double posted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Cuthair/507283330 Jeremy Cuthair

     this is all about nothing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Cuthair/507283330 Jeremy Cuthair

     this is all about nothing

  • Anonymous

    6 months from now he will be screaming he is being discriminated against because no one will hire a person with no ethics, worse with back stabbing ethics.

  • Anonymous

     Just like the Trayvon vs George business where the media created a firestorm that results in bounty by crazies, beat downs by thugs in “trayvon’s” name, death threats on everybody!!!  Must be a tribal thing.

  • Steve0007

    What is really bad here is the mentality of the left. News reporting, poor story researching, failure to vet stories, false stories for the sake of bashing an many readers just do not care to do their own researching an they believe the B.S. that comes out.

  • Anonymous

     right on, but include the parents that allowed them to be useless brats!!

  • Anonymous

     ”Left wing mole” realistically just a crazie!

  • Anonymous

     As if Gawker were other than a silly site.

  • Anonymous

     And, what’s your point….read the Levenson article carefully and you will that it is the “lobbyist” for Murdoch there and not Murdoch himself…plus, I personally feel this Muto thing is silly.  If this is the best the Left can do, shame on them!!

  • Anonymous

    What is the problem?  Muto and his “employer” Gawker knew the risks involved….just because the mainstream media is a Leftist group, means that hatred toward Fox would certainly involve crazies.
    What does this have to do with Europe?   Oh, hatemongering, nevermind!

  • Anonymous

    based on that last tweet he still doesn’t think he did anything wrong which is pretty sad

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37FVVTLAWWNMIHE6U4EVRCM2YA bkw140

    What an amoral unethical piece of garbage this idiot Muto is.  But then, what do you expect from a liberal?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37FVVTLAWWNMIHE6U4EVRCM2YA bkw140

    What an amoral unethical piece of garbage this idiot Muto is.  But then, what do you expect from a liberal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lilli-Carlsen/1382421877 Lilli Carlsen

    Yes, Andrew JS, I’m sure the only reason GE keeps MSNBC on the air is because they love the HUGE tax write-off they get from fat-ass Chris Matthews (tingling up his chubby leg) and the virtually illiterate Ed Schultz who would be more comfortable in a pub drunkenly ranting his misogynistic views of women, and the little Mika Brezninski who utters the words “love it” after speaking with every single guest.  Frankly, the only decent commentator they have on their network is Chuck Scarborough, and my sole reason for even watching that network–in constant expectation of the ludicrous lengths that network will go to slant the news and demonstrate how low their ‘journalistic’ standards have sunkl     And THIS is why GE paid NO TAXES on $14 bil in profits– not to mention all the jobs they have taken from our people to give to cheap labor abroad– which is WHY they have profits like that! 
    And while certain people are calling for boycotts of every company under the sun that does not support one’s political views, I am calling for a BOYCOTT OF GENERAL ELECTRIC!    (How about you 15 people who are still watching MSNBC ?  I would be willing to give up my “Morning Joe” — EASILY!   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lilli-Carlsen/1382421877 Lilli Carlsen

    Yes, Andrew JS, I’m sure the only reason GE keeps MSNBC on the air is because they love the HUGE tax write-off they get from fat-ass Chris Matthews (tingling up his chubby leg) and the virtually illiterate Ed Schultz who would be more comfortable in a pub drunkenly ranting his misogynistic views of women, and the little Mika Brezninski who utters the words “love it” after speaking with every single guest.  Frankly, the only decent commentator they have on their network is Chuck Scarborough, and my sole reason for even watching that network–in constant expectation of the ludicrous lengths that network will go to slant the news and demonstrate how low their ‘journalistic’ standards have sunkl     And THIS is why GE paid NO TAXES on $14 bil in profits– not to mention all the jobs they have taken from our people to give to cheap labor abroad– which is WHY they have profits like that! 
    And while certain people are calling for boycotts of every company under the sun that does not support one’s political views, I am calling for a BOYCOTT OF GENERAL ELECTRIC!    (How about you 15 people who are still watching MSNBC ?  I would be willing to give up my “Morning Joe” — EASILY!   

  • Anonymous

     You mean his lead to Unemployment.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42II2E4OMQDO657PEBU72ELI3Y RichardW

    Hey Joe, pretty sure they are looking in to that phone hacking scandal. You might have read about it in the news…

  • pater2five

    The mole must be punished, or else no employee can be trusted with proprietary information. We depend on our integrity to justify the trust which is place in us, and the productivity which results from honest people working together. This is an attempt to cut trust, hurt productivity, and end prosperity.

    shame on Gawker for supporting fraud.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X77QJPZHO4MKFXLAHK526UAOQQ Yankeeman

    Something that I can agree with FOX News on. They should prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law.
    Muto is nothing more than a left wing mole who has no morals or values and obviously could never be trusted in the future.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re so interested, go get a job there. Work your way up. If you see things that you don’t like, work to change them.

    Or, sit back and sip on the swill of another’s discontent.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6AKY5LV4S7PR5W5AXIEN3VVWAM michael

    Another whining lib brat who thinks he is entitled to do whatever he wants without accountability. So many young Americans are spoiled, infantile, and useless.

  • Anonymous

    Gawker – A proud member of the democrat-marxist media complex.

  • Anonymous

    Gawker – A proud member of the democrat-marxist media complex.

  • Anonymous

    You were placed in a position of trust and you chose to exploit it. I won’t attempt to make a value judgement here, except to say that you must be willing to accept the consequences.

    I’ll call you “Bradly Manning Lite”…

    Many patriots in history ended up being hanged. When all is said and done, you are probably going to wish you were.

  • Anonymous

    You were placed in a position of trust and you chose to exploit it. I won’t attempt to make a value judgement here, except to say that you must be willing to accept the consequences.

    I’ll call you “Bradly Manning Lite”…

    Many patriots in history ended up being hanged. When all is said and done, you are probably going to wish you were.

  • Anonymous

    You’re joking about fox, right? Canada won’t even let them in their country due to “manipulating and creating stories” – how do you think they got the nick-name Fixed noise?

    I don’t like any of the media outlets – which means I don’t have my head shoved up my butt in trying to defend one, as with you on fixed news. Study KGB brainwashing, the term Kool-aid comes to mind in listening to you trying to make a case. Sigh…

  • Anonymous

     So I can steal your TV and when you complain, I’ll point out how you ran that stop sign yesterday.

  • Anonymous

     It’s been going on for more than four years, it’s just the last 3-4 that it has been fast tracked..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Toni-Pierfelice-Reed/1384452197 Toni Pierfelice Reed

    Joe the mope…er ah mole.  I’d bet joe signed confidentiality agreements and the like… and he is going to suffer for his fraud.
        Some people , oddly enough more on the left think they can get away with everything in the name of “journalism”.

  • Anonymous

    This is the kind of behavior that we’ve been trained to allow for almost 4 years. The following are now accepted practices and terms right from the White House itself:

    “It’s His/her fault…”
    “That’s racist…”
    “You clearly misunderstood what was said…”
    “You’ve misinterpreted the comment to suit your needs…”
    “I/We/He was speaking in shorthand…”
    “That is a constitutional right…”
    “We inherited (fill in the blank with anything that comes to mind)…”

    I could go on and on….

  • Anonymous

    Has Joe Muto never heard the term “Useful Idiot”?  Because he will soon be but an afterthought to the people championing him in the media.  The minute they can glom onto someone else attempting to smear their competitors, they surely will leave him in the lurch.  Not to mention, the fact that he faces criminal and civil penalties for his actions will surely make him PNG in all but the most progressive places.  And since nobody tunes in to those stations or reads those sites, this man will have done it all for naught.

  • http://twitter.com/AuntieObama Auntie Obama

    He thought he was Joe Cool.  Turns out, he’s Joe Tool.

  • http://twitter.com/AuntieObama Auntie Obama

    He thought he was Joe Cool.  Turns out, he’s Joe Tool.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right, of course.  Everyone knows the effort is not underground, but right out in the open, starting with when the White House press office floated removing Fox News from the pool.

  • Anonymous

    You’re right, of course.  Everyone knows the effort is not underground, but right out in the open, starting with when the White House press office floated removing Fox News from the pool.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, they’ll go after you for stealing from your boss?

    Can we go after the government for stealing from the taxpayers now?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, they’ll go after you for stealing from your boss?

    Can we go after the government for stealing from the taxpayers now?

  • Anonymous

    Sweet justice. He’ll be stewing in jail long after his libtards friends move onto another sucker and leave his arse in the dust. Wonder what he’ll be thinking about about all those “friends” then? Probably that it’s scary to be soft and white in jail.

  • Anonymous

    Sweet justice. He’ll be stewing in jail long after his libtards friends move onto another sucker and leave his arse in the dust. Wonder what he’ll be thinking about about all those “friends” then? Probably that it’s scary to be soft and white in jail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

    Hacking into private messages is a serious crime, but the only tabloid that’s getting hell is the NoTW, when it’s an open secret that phone hacking is a standard practice of British tabloids. The ultimate target of the Left’s spit-flecked anger is Fox News. In a television news market comprised mostly of leftwing networks, Fox News provides opposition and alternative viewpoints. And it usually wins in the ratings, hands down. If the leftwing moonbats think this will bring Murdoch’s News Corp and (ultimately) Fox News crashing down, keep dreaming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sfc-Mac/608196608 Sfc Mac

    Hacking into private messages is a serious crime, but the only tabloid that’s getting hell is the NoTW, when it’s an open secret that phone hacking is a standard practice of British tabloids. The ultimate target of the Left’s spit-flecked anger is Fox News. In a television news market comprised mostly of leftwing networks, Fox News provides opposition and alternative viewpoints. And it usually wins in the ratings, hands down. If the leftwing moonbats think this will bring Murdoch’s News Corp and (ultimately) Fox News crashing down, keep dreaming.

  • Anonymous

     You clearly need a class in ethics.

  • Anonymous

     You clearly need a class in ethics.

  • nekron

    Boo-Hoo.  Cry me a river, Joe.

  • nekron

    Boo-Hoo.  Cry me a river, Joe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gordon-Campbell/100000824838396 Gordon Campbell

    Jail time with a big cuddly Bubba who likes his salad tossed is just the ticket.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harry.m.mathis Harry M. Mathis

    Muto the Twit is of the same calibre as the Wikileaks traitor, Bradley Manning.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KFRHDQPX2SKBTBO4QXRPNQVY4 egg

    Joe Muto is a piece of garbage, a typical liberal bottom feeder and curb dweller  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3KWWABRX63JJNNHCT77KWHJ24 docky

    he still thinks he was right…..

    liberalism is a mental disorder.

    keep twittering…. all gonna be used against you.

  • Anonymous

     or follow Olberman’s lead over to Current TV…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judy-Thomas/1608186572 Judy Thomas

    And anybody want to tell me there is no underground effort to silence media that disagrees with the leftist.

  • Phocus Please

    Not only was this mole doing something bad, he did it badly. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SAKL36OJQCLJCFO2WYF5I5XHYA SVS

    to thy own self be true. 
    fuck the employer because they will fuck you.

  • Anonymous

    You “Judge and Jury” types scare the hell out of me………..

  • Anonymous

    “BBC’s little white lie: Polar bear cubs were filmed for Frozen Planet in a zoo, not the Arctic,” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073024

  • Anonymous

    Too bad old adages have gotten, well, old. These young people could do well to know a couple like: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Weymouth/630568635 Joel Weymouth

    This Muto is a punk.  He chose to be a weasel and play dirty through deceit and theft.  Now that he has been caught, and they are dealing with him in the same ruthless manner that he was dealing with them, he is “crying”.

  • Anonymous

    Historyisa… I can post pages of news organizations that have been caught manipulating or simply creating news. This includes the BBC. How many stories can you post about Fox?

  • Anonymous

    Historyisa… I can post pages of news organizations that have been caught manipulating or simply creating news. This includes the BBC. How many stories can you post about Fox?

  • Anonymous

    I can post pages of news organizations that have been caught manipulating or simply creating news history. This includes the BBC. How many stories can you post about Fox?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZA4URXM4LMINT6Q5FDBZ7VY3FA republicandrinkingtea

    Good!!! I look forward to the mole serving jail time!
    Can’t wait for further updates! Loving it.

  • Anonymous

     Oh, I forgot, this is part of Barry Hussein Obama’s “openness” more visible government, etc.  This guy was just complying?

  • Anonymous

    Like Obama is Chris?

  • Anonymous

    Please — I bet you don’t watch Fox News.  I challenge you to find a single material news story reported by a non-Fox media outlet that is not covered in full by Fox.  That’s why Fox news beats the other news stations’ brains in — they give you *all the news*, both the stories the other outlets are covering, plus the other stories they’re ignoring for political/ideological reasons.  I watch all the stations and there’s just no comparison.  With the non-Fox media, you just get the pro-left storylines.  The other “ideologically uncomfortable” stories are only reported after Fox picks it up and its out there and the other stations are forced to report it (and then it’s only covered superficially and mostly with lots of qualifications about why you shouldn’t pay much attention to it).  Yes, the Fox opinion shows (O’Reilly, Hannity, etc) are tilted right, but that’s because liberal opinions are amply supplied by everybody else — there’s no market for it.  Heck, the government supplies pro-left opinion round the clock on PBS.  Fox supplies conservative opinions, because that’s where the supply is short — it’s just good business.  But with the NEWS shows, Fox gives you all the news.  Until its competitors stop reporting based on ideology, Fox news will continue to dominate in cable news.

  • Anonymous

    Think I smell another Hussein 0bama plot here, destroy all who disagree or publish the truth,, truth be know I bet this guy was paid by someone to leak articles, etc. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310537452 Margaret Groves Kilbury

    Hope they throw the book at this idiot.   

  • Anonymous

    Sidestep the subject of arguments much? You paid-for trolls are like dealing with three year-old’s sometimes…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C2XRXWYD4NSEA4QYWPDVBGTL5E savage

    Hope he mas some good coin out of all this… he will need an good attorney

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAXCZPGDEQKYXAMYHBOJZ2LVMY dontrenigin12

    i thought juan too,,he even looks like a mole..

  • mec2dfw

    “I should have done something more innocuous, like hacked a dead girl’s phone and interfered with a police investigation.”

    Yeah, because nothing is happening over that, is it? The consistent soft-justification of one’s wrongdoing because someone else has done wrong. Grow up Joe, it’s long past time you did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Cole/1237675481 Chris Cole

    lol to the tools denouncing this guy. if your employer was professional swindler, thief, backstabber, you’re being a good employee by doing the same. he was probably doing recon for FN on how effective it would be to spread spin over to leaked blogs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Moser/100002719228612 John Moser

    I thought Democrat neonazis loved Mao.  Now you’re complaining… I guess there’s no pleasing you goose steppers.

  • Anonymous

     Liberals are very sick indeed.

  • Anonymous

     Liberals are very sick indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Sickspack/100000089120027 Joe Sickspack

    Citation?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Sickspack/100000089120027 Joe Sickspack

    Citation?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should report them to the fuhrers attackwatch.com website then spence like a good little NA ZI.

  • Anonymous

    I thought the mole was Jaun Williams;  anyway, good call and get rid of the rubbish.  Fox is the only news outlest that has any balance.  The shame stream media jumped the shark on “news” or “jounalism” or “fair or unbiased” during the Clinton Administration.

  • Anonymous

    Libs amuse me. If Fox is pursuing this as hard as they are, then I have to belief that Mr Muto signed a non-disclosure agreement or some such thing saying that there would be criminal penalties for these types of activities. I know that with every company I have worked for I have had to sign such agreements so that I would not go to the competition and give away proprietary info. But the libs act like this is some violation of his rights. He never had to sign the agreement, and by doing so willingly he bound himself legally to the terms.

    Now he is reaping the consequences to his supposedly ‘heroic’ acts of selling out to the outside world. This is not ‘secrecy as ‘irrationalhbg’ claims. This is a company protecting its proprietary info.

    Funny how they scream for transparency in this instance and yet ignore the stuff happening in President Algae’s administration….libs give a bad name to village idiots…

  • http://www.facebook.com/spence.lee1 Spence Lee

    He is guilty of crimes against the republican ministry of propaganda. If people start hearing the real news again it’s the end of the part we as know it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/spence.lee1 Spence Lee

    He is guilty of crimes against the republican ministry of propaganda. If people start hearing the real news again it’s the end of the part we as know it. 

  • Anonymous

    He has no point at all.  What he showed is of no consequence, the fact that he violated his contract and committed acts of fraud is the only relevant issue.  Hopefully Joe spends some time in a cell contemplating that.

    I can see why you’re confused though as the political left isn’t exactly know for it’s integrity, honesty and ability to keep its commitments.

  • Anonymous

    He has no point at all.  What he showed is of no consequence, the fact that he violated his contract and committed acts of fraud is the only relevant issue.  Hopefully Joe spends some time in a cell contemplating that.

    I can see why you’re confused though as the political left isn’t exactly know for it’s integrity, honesty and ability to keep its commitments.

  • Anonymous

    There is a man lying in a hospital ICU because of lies told by NBC in the Trevon Martin case

  • Anonymous

    There is a man lying in a hospital ICU because of lies told by NBC in the Trevon Martin case

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5FIQGPV3535VTHFT26DO6VBNH4 John

    I hope this little liberal/fascist plant gets a nice big hairy boyfriend in prison.

  • Anonymous

    Should we talk about the crimes of NBC?

  • http://dh1760.myopenid.com/ Dave

    Yeah, loyalty to your employer is definitely a communist trait. And you also can clearly assume, from his statement, that the poster is a Republican.

  • Anonymous

     I take it you haven’t been following the news from the UK? The fact it happen (Hacking a dead persons phone) by the same company who is suing, the irony is what made the comment funny.

  • Fromunda Cheese

    He wanted to get some fame.  Now he’s got it.  Good luck on the next job.   Nice try by the author and Joe to find moral equivalence, but bottom line for Joe is that he probably broke his contract obligations, will be charged criminally and sued civilly.  The phone hackers will be punished as well.  Good luck on finding a ‘win’ here.  

  • Anonymous

     You wouldn’t recognize a fact if it crawled up your fundament and exploded…..

  • Anonymous

     You wouldn’t recognize a fact if it crawled up your fundament and exploded…..

  • http://palestinename.com Beth

    “I should have done something more innocuous, like hacked a dead girl’s phone and interfered with a police investigation.”

    That is a very sick comment.

  • Anonymous

    Muto thinks he is soooo cool and above the rest of us.  I guess he is like Lee Harvey Oswald, who was disappointed when he went to the USSR and then not treated as royalty.   Muto must have thought he would be welcomed by the MSM.  

  • Anonymous

    With comments like that you sound just like something that would come out of communist China. Maybe republicans are closeted communists?

  • Anonymous

    He’s got a point. You can’t show a video of a politician talking candidly about his horses but you can hack a dead girls cell phone? Seriously? And morons who watch Fox are defending this? It says something about an organization that has to be this secretive. People want open and transparent government but they’re defending a business that is a closed and secretive as communist china. Matter of fact Fox News is operating just like communist China. I’m surprised Fox didn’t put a hit out on Muto. It doesn’t make sense. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021900395 Ned Carter

    “I should have done something more innocuous, like hacked a dead girl’s phone and interfered with a police investigation.” LOL exactly. Don’t feel bad about showing the real Fox News. These pieces of crap distort every fact they ever come across.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Norton/1111861195 Chad Norton

    I’m beginning to notice how whiny libs are lol.

  • R T

    Hi…My name is Joe Muto.  Please help me.  I need a job.  Any job will do.  For chrissakes, I’ve got to make 867.00 monthly payments on my Chevy Volt.  Have a heart, will ya?

  • Anonymous

    I’m interested in learning more about the inner workings of a dishonest thief.  Speak out Fox, before you are silenced!

  • http://twitter.com/zahbudda zahbudda

    Joe Muto is the Poster Boy of this New Age of Treason…. Put his as* in Jail…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMH7S7LU25B22YNMWEYNPNHLWU Andrew JS

    Good, I’m glad they are going after him. He stabbed his employer in the back, when they did nothing to him to cause this. The dude is a baby and a whiner. The only job he’ll be able to get from now on will be at MSNBC. The 12 viewers that they have will welcome him with open arms.

  • Snarflerator

    I’m interested in learning more about the inner workings of Fox.  Speak out Muto, before you are silenced!