Fox News mole has been dug up; Update: Or HAS it?

http://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/190119630822580224

In case you missed it, Gawker published its first dispatch yesterday from its “mole” at Fox News headquarters in New York. This was riveting stuff, and Gawker was pleased as punch with itself.

Today, we were treated to an exposé on the Fox News bathrooms.

Well, unfortunately for Gawker, it looks like the jig might be up.

A Fox News spokesperson revealed to Mediaite and told us that they have already discovered the mole’s identity.

Here is the brief statement from the spokesperson:

“We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time.”

And Twitter was all over it:

Fox News mole, it was a great ride while it lasted. http://t.co/ReCoDGts

— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) April 11, 2012

Fifty bucks says the Mole is Shep Smith.

— Kensington (@NYKensington) April 11, 2012

I am the Fox News Mole. #spartacustweets

— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) April 11, 2012

Money's on Geraldo. RT @elisefoley Fox News found the mole: http://t.co/VU1r1nD1

— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) April 11, 2012

That was quick: Fox News says it found Gawker's mole. Glad that bathroom article got in under the wire. http://t.co/e0aFH9l0 via @antderosa

— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 11, 2012

Unless the Fox News mole has tons of old videos saved somewhere, his/her 15 minutes were pretty tame.

— Emily Stephenson (@ewstephe) April 11, 2012

I just poured out some iced tea for the Fox News mole. So young, so full of promise.

— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) April 11, 2012

Mole inside MSNBC says they have nothing to report, network's bias so obvious you'd have to be an idiot working for @Gawker not to see it.

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 11, 2012

It wasn't even fun while it lasted. http://t.co/GUR6R2br

— Adam Sorensen (@adamsorensen) April 11, 2012

Fox News Mole is like Wayne Industries guy in Batman: The Dark Knight who threatened to reveal Batman's secret ID

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) April 11, 2012

I understand Gawker Mole's decision to do something stupid/illegal to get famous, probably didn't have "release a sex tape" as an option.

— George MF Washington (@GMFWashington) April 11, 2012

The @FoxNews mole has committed career suicide. You spill secrets, word gets around. Rivals may hate Fox, but they won't hire tattletales.

— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) April 11, 2012

I heard there was molé at the Fox offices. I'll be right there, guys…

— Political Math (@politicalmath) April 11, 2012

BREAKING: Shepard Smith to narrate car chase of the Fox News Mole.

— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) April 11, 2012

Fox News mole hysteria has gripped the nation.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 11, 2012

I'm assuming the @Gawker "Fox Mole" is male, because girls are smarter than boys.

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 11, 2012

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Update:

Hmmm … the person calling him or herself the “mole” has just put up another post claiming he or she has yet to be outed.

Are you convinced the mole remains underground?

@bdomenech Pretty sure there's no "mole." Someone is leaking info but the actual person writing the Gawker stuff doesn't work there.

— RB (@RBPundit) April 11, 2012

In any event, we’re pretty the actual dirt dug up by an actual mole would be a lot more interesting than anything Gawker’s “insider” has to say.

Doesn’t the mole know that he/she should be leaking stuff that makes Fox look like the 1 percent, not the 99 percent?

CRAPPY BATHROOMS = wrong message

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Update:

Fox News responds to mole saying he's still on the loose. "We know who it is." http://t.co/PdEcFvRH

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) April 11, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/11/fox-news-mole-has-been-dug-up/

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