The Fox News Mole has finally received his big payoff. After getting just $5,000 from Gawker to betray his employer – and after handing them an enormous scoop about Mitt Romney and Sean Hannity chatting about how Romney likes ponies – Joe Muto has scored a six-figure book deal with Dutton. The title of his soon-to-be-irrelevant book: “An Atheist in the Fox Hole.”
According to the Observer:
Mr. Muto’s book is pitched as a How to Lose Friends and Alienate People-style industry memoir in a Dave Barry/David Sedaris tone. The proposal outlines chapters devoted to the “cheapness and stinginess” of Fox News (“cannot be overstated”), Mr. O’Reilly’s morning ritual (“lots of yelling”) and — “in what’s certain to be the most talked about chapter of the book” — the 2004 sexual harassment suit filed against Mr. O’Reilly.
“I’ll go through the lawsuit line by line, offering my own interpretation and commentary, and will definitively answer the question Did He Do It?,” Mr. Muto wrote.
A journey through the heart of darkness, to be sure. This sounds less like an expose than an attempt to fill 200+ pages with snarky randomness. We, however, cannot wait to read more breaking stories about how various personalities at Fox like cute animals.