Gawker has a fascinating column by a current Fox News employee disgruntled by the tactics of his or her employer and ready to spill the beans. Interestingly, the self-titled "Fox Mole" says the moment of no return came via Fox Nation. Why are we not surprised? Mole pretty accurately describes Fox Nation as an "unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting."
The post that did it for Fox Mole was the one about President Obama's 50th birthday party, which Fox Nation reported on with the blaring headline: Obama's Hip Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs. Mole writes:
The post neatly summed up everything that had been troubling me about my employer: Non sequitur, ad hominem attacks on the president; gleeful race baiting; a willful disregard for facts; and so on. It came close on the heels of the Common controversy, which exhibited a lot of the same ugly traits. (See also: terrorist fist jabs; Fox & Friends madrassa accusations; etc.)
The worst thing about the Hip Hop BBQ incident is that we didn't back away from it. Bill Shine, who is a rather important guy—sort of Roger Ailes' main hatchet man, and the go-between for Ailes and most of the top talent—bafflingly doubled down and defended it. The story still exists on the Fox Nation site, headline and photo montage intact, to this very day.
Mole says that he or she wants and expects to leave Fox in the not-too-distant future. But there may be lots more before that happy day arrives.
But I can't just leave quietly, can I? Where's the fun in that? So I'm John McClane-ing this shit. I'm inside the building, crawling through the air vents, gathering intel, and passing it along to Carl Winslow.
Wow. Just wow. And maybe even the salvation of our media.
You can read more about Fox Nation at any of our numerous posts about that cesspool.
First, the hacking scandal — now this.
2012 just ain’t your year, is it?
There is lots of dirt on Nixon-trainee Roger Ailes, especially his private table parties.
Let’s not forget the inside dirt on what goes on inside the “War Room” at Fox “News” Channel.
What’s coming down the pipe won’t shock the masses. It will shock the Republican Party.
NOTE TO FOX NEWS
All of your dirty laundry will be aired this year.