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Gawker’s ‘Fox News mole’ identified, Fox News says

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
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Fox News chief Roger Ailes (2MK/Fox News)

A day after Gawker media published a post purportedly written by a current, anonymous Fox News employee, the cable channel said on Wednesday that it knows who the secret "mole" is.

"We found the person and we're exploring legal options at this time," a Fox News spokeswoman told Yahoo News, reiterating a statement the network gave to Mediaite.

"If Fox has smoked me out, it's news to me," the network "mole" wrote in response. "I'm still here. Back to work."

If Fox News executives do, in fact, know who the supposed mole is, it appears the mole has yet to be contacted by them.

Gawker had promised that "The Fox Mole"a "long-standing, current employee of Fox News Channel"would provide "regular dispatches from inside the organization." Perhaps not for long.

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