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Fox mole alleges visit by authorities

Joe Muto lived the life of the Fox News Mole for about a day, till he was outed by his employer and shown the door. And in case there’s another Fox Newser considering a similar moonlighting gig, that person should consider the tweets that Muto broadcast just this morning:

I just got search warranted at 6:30am by a very polite crew from the DA’s office. Took my iPhone, laptop, some old notebooks.

Plus this:

According to the warrant, Fox News is apparently accusing me of grand larceny, amongst other things.

And this:

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

Upshot: There will be no more moles at Fox News.

Details on the law-enforcement action that Muto is reporting are scarce right now. I have reached out to Muto, Gawker (the former Mole’s Internet home) and Fox, and I have made inquiries to locate the search warrant. Nothing has come back just yet. More to come.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.


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