There's been some back and forth about whether or not Fox News found its mole who went rogue and has been posting on Gawker. But now there's no doubt that the mole has been discovered. His name is Joe Muto and he has been suspended from his job. He has also pubicly admitted guilt.
I joined Fox News Channel in July 2004 as a production assistant. I bounced around for a few years working for some now defunct shows. (Remember "The Lineup with Kimberly Guilfoyle"? No?)
In January 2007, I joined the O'Reilly Factor as an associate producer, and there I have remained ever since...
I am a weasel, a traitor, a sell-out and every bad word you can throw at me... but as of today, I am free, and I am ready to tell my story, which I wasn't able to fully do for the previous 36 hours.
Muto says there will be "much, more more" tomorrow.
Looking forward to it, Joe! And I remember The Lineup well!
Anyhow… Ailes is notoriously paranoid. It’s not even an industry rumour by this point, it’s been demonstrated repeatedly. Muto probably showed some combination of caution and insight into protocol to last even as long as he did.
But let’s not fool ourselves- if he made it to the weekend, it would have been a miracle. A change to protocol would have caught him in-house, process of elimination would have brought the pressure on him fast out of it.