Gawker's 'Fox Mole' has a book deal

Associated Press Modified: May 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm •  Published: May 4, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — The "Fox Mole" has a book deal.

Joe Muto is a former Fox News associate producer who was fired last month after writing a few anonymous pieces for the news blog Gawker.

Muto has an agreement with Dutton for a memoir coming out in early 2013. The imprint of Penguin Group (USA) announced Friday that the book will be called "An Atheist in the Foxhole."

Muto worked at Fox for eight years, most recently on Bill O'Reilly's show. He has described himself as a liberal suffering amid conservative co-workers.

His first Gawker post included video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chatting with Sean Hannity. He also criticized a Fox website as "an unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting."

The network has said it's exploring legal recourse against him.


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