After graduating from Notre Dame, Joe Muto moved to New York in search of a media position. He ended up with the Fox News Company, eventually becoming a producer for the top-rated show,The O’Reilly Factor. After eight years he decided he wanted to search for another position. He was, after all, a liberal at heart and he noted that since the Obama administration, Fox News was becoming progressively more conservative and far less “fair and balanced.” Muto approached Gawker as a possible employer after leaving Fox, but was instead encouraged to begin writing for Gawker while still an employee at Fox. He was to be the liberal inside the right-wing media group.