Newton’s Law of Motion: “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction”.
In cable news terms that translates to “You pull video down from a server and post it on Gawker, your action will be traced and you’ll get fired.”
Two hours ago I was called into a meeting with Dianne Brandi, the Fox News Executive Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs and suspended indefinitely… with pay, oddly enough.
They nailed me.
In the end, it was the digital trail that gave me away. They knew that someone, using my computer login, had accessed the sources for two videos that ended up on Gawker over the past few weeks. They couldn’t prove it entirely, but I was pretty much the only suspect.
And then there’s this from our hapless protagonist’s Twitter feed…
Who could have guessed that my bulletproof plan would go awry so quickly? Oh, that’s right. EVERYONE.