Joe Muto, dubbed the “Fox Mole” by the media, has sold a book about his eight-year stint working as a producer at the Fox News Channel to Dutton, an imprint of Penguin. Last month, he wrote anonymous and highly critical blog posts for Gawker about his time working for shows like The O’Reilly Factor before he was quickly found out and fired by his employers.
The publishers are no doubt hoping he saved up his best material. Muto, a self-proclaimed “weasel, a traitor, a sell-out,” received just $5,000 for his career-ending Gawker column; now he’s nabbed a reported low-six-figure advance for his upcoming book, tentatively titled An Atheist in the Foxhole. He may need a big portion of that if Fox News follows up on its threats to sue.