According to Carr, "At Fox News, media relations is a kind of rolling opposition research operation intended to keep reporters in line by feeding and sometimes maiming them. Shooting the occasional messenger is baked right into the process." Beyond the gossip value of the item, Carr goes on to make some very valid PR/marketing points: namely, that Fox News' success stories may get so little play because of the abuse heaped upon media reporters, rather than the network's supposed right-wing slant.
Despite all the details in Carr's piece, he leaves one particularly beaten-down colleague unnamed. Gawker, however, has its own suspicions.