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Fox executive of 25 years is fired for
using her company email account
to raise money for families
of MH370 victims

Daily Mail [UK], by Alexandra Klausner

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/20/2014 11:58:47 AM

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane´s passengers has been fired. Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. (Snip) Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton´s ´conduct and communications´ violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, ´As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.´ He confirmed that Tipton

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Someone who is VP of "standards and practices" at Fox should have known better. This would be akin to using their letterhead and stationary. Truly "no good deed goes unpunished," and her own fault, sadly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: right-turn, 4/20/2014 12:05:40 PM     (No. 9817801)

Using company email on company time? I don´t know what duties a VP of standards and practices has but I doubt this would be part of her duties.
Just my opinion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 4/20/2014 12:10:19 PM     (No. 9817804)

A firing offense? Really?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 4/20/2014 12:39:30 PM     (No. 9817827)

...now FOX...you have now joined msnbc

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Reply 4 - Posted by: faldo, 4/20/2014 12:42:21 PM     (No. 9817829)

How will this eventually be resolved?

Probably another $8 million severance package.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 4/20/2014 12:46:58 PM     (No. 9817839)

..25 years..and you...pooof...
...for trying to help grieving families...
...damn your policies...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tipover, 4/20/2014 12:50:47 PM     (No. 9817842)

There has to be something more to this as something like this warrants a warning or "rapped knuckles". Firing?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 4/20/2014 1:12:21 PM     (No. 9817855)

There should have been such a response directed to Lois Lerner about her emails concerning Conservative groups.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hammock, 4/20/2014 1:26:54 PM     (No. 9817866)

A condition of the families accepting money from her charity is that they sign away their legal rights to sue. Smells.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/20/2014 1:43:54 PM     (No. 9817875)

Sounds odd. #6, 8 think there is more to this story and are probably right.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gagolfer, 4/20/2014 1:56:50 PM     (No. 9817880)

There probably were other issues which led to the firing also. But the fact she would aid these families only if they legally agreed not to sue leads to suspicions of who else and what else may be behind her organization, like the Malaysian government perhaps? As with everything about this Malaysian air crash we are only being told part of the truth.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StuartL, 4/20/2014 3:11:46 PM     (No. 9817937)

Fox -- who brings us The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad -- has a Standards and Practices department?

No wonder she had tons of time for this g-job.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Objectivity, 4/20/2014 3:13:32 PM     (No. 9817940)

As VP of Stds & Practices she was high priestess of company principles.

She violated the principles. What do the conspiracy theorists do not get?

All appropriate decision-making ought pass through the filter of principles (i.e., stds & practices) to ensure its coherence overall to "professed" desired outcomes.

It is unfortunate (I sincerely say that)......but there is no avoiding her violation in her functional responsibility. Hence, Fox almost had no choice. I have 7 email accounts & am involved in multiple companies (and non-profits). One has to pay attention to this stuff....especially in this media driven day & age.

We all make mistakes.....and allowances ought be made as mishaps are to be human. But ´standards & practices´ is like VP of engineering taking a dangerous shortcut......

Personally I agree w/ her requirement to forgo use of these relief funds to seek legal redress. This is ´relief´ money not ´remedy´.

Last, I´d be surprised if Fox was punitive to her apart from termination for this mistake re: compensation aspects.....

I hope she starts a useful exercise using this mistake & termination as a foundation for a good thing. I and others would likely support such.......

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kristen, 4/20/2014 8:43:38 PM     (No. 9818152)

There probably is more to the story. Might there be concerns that part of the money went into her own pocket? Companies have to be careful when it comes to private fundraisers. Whatever, she should have used her own account on her own time for it.

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