Gawker announces its newest hire — The Fox Mole, “a long-standing, current employee of Fox News.”
From his (or her) first column:
“The video above is of Mitt Romney and Sean Hannity bantering before the taping of an interview for the “Hannity Vegas Forum” in February. Of note: Romney professes his and his wife Ann’s well-known love of horseriding, praising the qualities of the ‘Austrian Warmbloods’ that his wife rides — they are ‘dressage‘ horses, he notes — while maintaining his own preference for the ‘smoother gait’ of his own ‘Missouri foxtrotter.’
“Now there’s nothing wrong with Mitt and his wife loving horseback riding. But remember this video next time Romney attacks Obama for golfing. The inherent elitism and snootiness of golf is NOTHING compared to competitive horseback riding. And I think Mitt loses points with the GOP base for his correct pronunciation of dressage. To GOP-voter ears, it sounds not only gay, but even worse, French.” Emphasis added.
Politico‘s Dylan Byers weighs in on The Fox Mole — “Should be fun, until they find out who it is.”
If you watched The Borgias on Sunday and saw the king’s torture chambers in Naples, I expect Fox News has something similar in their basement. The Fox Mole is either very brave or very stupid or both. I think it’s fair to say he will “never work in this town again” once Roger Ailes identifies his sorry ass.
I wish I could hear the back-and-forth between Mitt’s campaign and Fox about this leak. The video also shows Mitt declining a pink tie in a fake gay voice.
All this story lacks is a loofah.
If you still had a show, Keith Olbermann, you could and would air this video tonight.