Busted…

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.

Ya think?

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9 Responses to “Busted…”

  1. a fool and his job are soon parted.

  2. If they can hack cellphones, then this guy was a mere snack.

  3. Think Billo will have a mention of this on air tonight?

    But – why are they still paying him? Is there some legal issue that needs to be dealt with before the pay stops?

  4. imnotblue Says:

    @ pam

    I think they had to pay him until they concluded their investigation. Now that it’s done (and the moron admitted it), he was fired and will no longer collect pay. What a dope.

    I wonder if he thinks all will be fine from this point on. I have a feeling he doesn’t realize, it’s all just beginning.

  5. Where I live, we shoot moles and feed them to the hogs.

  6. What employer would ever hire someone who’s gleefully admitted to what he did?

  7. ^^ Where I work moles are sent to the lab to be sliced and examined for malignancy before being disposed of with the rest of the bio-hazardous waste.

  8. And what did Muto the Mole get for his trouble (aka, getting fired and having every future employer know that he’s not to be trusted)? A whopping $5K. Not going to get very far living in NY with that. Or even in NJ.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/04/12/the-fox-news-mole-only-cost-gawker-5000/

  9. Bulletproof Suspension…

    [...]Busted… « Inside Cable News[...]…

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