How to Get Fired From Fox News Really Quickly [Updated]

Chairman and CEO of the Fox News Network Roger Ailes participates in the "America's Best Leaders: How do they lead? Where are they taking us?" National Issues Briefing hosted by U.S. News and World Report October 25, 2005 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The talk was held in collaboration with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images for U.S. News and World Report)
Fox boss and mole-hater Roger Ailes. Photo: Getty Images/2005 Getty Images

1. Call yourself “The Fox Mole” on Gawker.


So why not just leave Fox News?” you might ask. Good question! I’ve asked myself that same thing many times. And I am leaving. Sooner rather than later, I’m guessing.

2. Wait less than 24 hours.

“We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time.”

2. Wait less than 24 hours.

We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time.”

Someone claiming to be an employee of Fox News Channel made their debut as an anonymous tell-all blogger yesterday, releasing a behind-the-scenes clip of Mitt Romney goofing around with Sean Hannity and explaining his wife’s horses — Austrian warmbloods, to be exact. Today, the blogger followed up with a look at Fox’s budget bathrooms, and the news that Bill O’Reilly poops with the common people. 

Presumably, the star host, who values his privacy and has a temper, and Fox News boss Roger Ailes, himself rumored to be a bit paranoid, were not pleased with the leaks. The network’s Media Relations Senior Vice President, Irena Briganti, meanwhile, is known as a slightly terrifying enforcer — and “for her insulting, condescending emails to reporters — always ‘cc’d to bosses.” Additionally, Fox’s parent company News Corp. has a reputation for doing some intelligence work (a.k.a. hacking) of its own. This person didn’t stand a chance.

Update: Here we go! “If Fox has smoked me out, it’s news to me,” the supposed mole writes on Gawker this afternoon. “I’m still here. Back to work.” But for how long? The saga continues…

This post has been updated throughout.

How to Get Fired From Fox News Really Quickly