Gawker ran an interesting item yesterday written by someone identified only as “The Fox Mole” – a “long-standing, current employee of Fox News Channel who will be providing Gawker with regular dispatches from inside the organization.”
Apparently, the Fox employee intended to just build his/her resume and then “hop to a new job that didn’t make me cringe every morning when I looked in the mirror.” But the staffer now feels stuck – other news organizations aren’t interested in Fox employees – and has decided to exact some revenge against the cable news outlet he/she is so disgusted by.
As the staffer looks for more respectable employment, he/she is “bearing gifts,” including this behind-the-scenes video of Sean Hannity preparing to interview Mitt Romney a couple of months ago.
It’s an interesting clip for a few reasons. For example, rumors that Romney seems a little less robotic when speaking casually with friends appear to be true – chatting with Hannity, the former governor is still awkward, but he also comes across as slightly more relaxed than the persona the public usually sees.
That’s the good news. The bad news, it won’t help Romney’s “out of touch” problem to see him speaking in such detail about different breeds of horses. I haven’t the foggiest idea what “dressage” horses are, but it’s easy to imagine this becoming the “arugula” of 2012.
And finally, at around the 1:47 mark in the video, it sure sounds like Romney is trying to tell a gay joke, using an affected voice to mock a pink tie.
Romney’s anti-gay attitudes weren’t going to endear him to LGBT voters anyway, but this certainly won’t help.
What else might “The Fox Mole” share? Time will tell, though he/she may want to hurry – Fox hates leaks, and seems likely to take action before this one does too much damage.