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(Huffington Post)   Fox News executive starts fundraising campaign for families of the victims of missing Flight 370. You bet that's a firing   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 61
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2014-04-20 11:38:59 AM
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This?
 This is what gets a VP for Standards and Practices at Fox fired. Raising charity funds for MH370 families through corporate email? Seriously? That's like being against discount bus fares for war widows.
 
2014-04-20 12:03:58 PM
I hate it when people at work ask me for money.
 
2014-04-20 12:17:30 PM
But the company sponsored charity drive is still on, right?
 
2014-04-20 12:18:54 PM

Somacandra: That's like being against discount bus fares for war widows.


Fox Execs got theirs. Screw you.
 
2014-04-20 12:19:59 PM
Seems like a nice lady but that's the stupidest fundraiser I ever heard of.  "Here's a tiny bit of money from mostly Americans.  In exchange you have to agree not to sue a Malaysian company, whoever was responsible for trying to steal the plane or crash the plane or oops there's the weirdest mechanical error ever or anyone else."
 
2014-04-20 12:20:03 PM
A woman. And she'd been there for 25 years.

Convenient salary dump. They were probably looking for an excuse.
 
2014-04-20 12:21:04 PM
"He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane's passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help."

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.
 
2014-04-20 12:21:42 PM
WTF? Prey on families who are hurting by raising money, but to get the money these families have to agree to not seek any legal remedies from the airlines? Seems like she could have been sacked for working as an employee of Malaysia Airlines instead of Fox News.

"We care deeply for you in your time of need, so here is some cash. Please sign away your rights to sue an airline that may have let an unstable pilot fly your loved ones to their graves."
 
2014-04-20 12:22:08 PM
Requiring the waiver makes no sense to me.  What does she care if they go after the airline?
 
2014-04-20 12:22:19 PM
There probably is a Fox employee handbook that discusses internet and email policy.
 
2014-04-20 12:22:52 PM
Maybe if she was fundraising for some whiny republicans, Fox wouldn't terminate her.
 
2014-04-20 12:25:10 PM

Manfred J. Hattan: Seems like a nice lady but that's the stupidest fundraiser I ever heard of.  "Here's a tiny bit of money from mostly Americans.  In exchange you have to agree not to sue a Malaysian company, whoever was responsible for trying to steal the plane or crash the plane or oops there's the weirdest mechanical error ever or anyone else."


Not just that - by the rules of her fundraising, the recipients would have to agree not to collect life insurance payouts for the loss of their loved ones.
 
2014-04-20 12:25:47 PM
Like those people were ever going to see the money.
 
2014-04-20 12:27:33 PM

techgeek07: Requiring the waiver makes no sense to me.  What does she care if they go after the airline?


^^ That. Who keeps the cash when 0% of the families take up Fox's kind offer?
 
2014-04-20 12:28:05 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: "He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane's passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help."

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.


It gets weirder.  Here's a more complete story from the original author.  Apparently her husband may know the "real reason" for the crash.  Also, she said she might be able to raise $15 MM.  And the passenger's wife whom she approached with the idea thought it smelled like a scam and reported it to the network.   Yeah, if that happened at my company on the corporate email account I'd fire her weird, creepy ass too.  Tell her to get gmail like everyone else.
 
2014-04-20 12:30:02 PM
Don't know the whole context, but seems like an unexpectedly wise move on the part of Fox News. News organizations have to go back to reporting news stories and stop getting involved in them.
 
2014-04-20 12:30:45 PM

dronon: Manfred J. Hattan: Seems like a nice lady but that's the stupidest fundraiser I ever heard of.  "Here's a tiny bit of money from mostly Americans.  In exchange you have to agree not to sue a Malaysian company, whoever was responsible for trying to steal the plane or crash the plane or oops there's the weirdest mechanical error ever or anyone else."

Not just that - by the rules of her fundraising, the recipients would have to agree not to collect life insurance payouts for the loss of their loved ones.


The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: "He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane's passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help."

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.


Yeah, it sounds like she got too crazy and evil even for Fox.

People, stow your outrage.  Submitter be trolling us, this isn't a case of Fox being evil. Unless they fired her for not being evil enough.  Maybe they wanted her to include terms that Rupert would be allowed to rape the children of the victims or something.
 
2014-04-20 12:30:53 PM
I had a coworker get (rightfully) fired for sending out a political support email during 2008 from his company email.
 
2014-04-20 12:31:32 PM
These people are nut jobs to even a level where Fox wanted to get rid of her.  Does she work for Malaysian Airlines or something?  Why is she saying victim families can't legally go after them if they accept her "charity"?  Maybe somehow she would be drawn in to the legal battles if she gives them money?  Maybe fark lawyers would know.
 
2014-04-20 12:31:58 PM
A condition of accepting the money she hopes to raise: Recipients must waive the right to seek legal remedy.

Wow, where the f*** did this come from?
 
2014-04-20 12:34:05 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: "He said the idea for the fundraising effort stemmed from his Los Angeles hospital stay last month, shortly after the plane disappeared. He said that while he was under medication he had hallucinations of being with the plane's passengers and the power of his visions spurred him and his wife to try to help."

Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot.


Maybe the plane disappeared when he woke up. We can probably get everyone back if we kill her husband.
/something something if you die in a dream you die in real life
 
2014-04-20 12:34:27 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 500x282]

This? This is what gets a VP for Standards and Practices at Fox fired. Raising charity funds for MH370 families through corporate email? Seriously? That's like being against discount bus fares for war widows.


Proposition 305 is pure socialism!
 
2014-04-20 12:35:16 PM
Using company resources for this? That's a firing with lots of companies. My last company was very adamant about their no solicitation policy. If you let one person do it, you'd have to let everyone do it.
 
2014-04-20 12:35:27 PM
Clearly what's really needed here is a legal defense fund for shareholders in Malaysian Air and a tax break for Boeing.
 
2014-04-20 12:35:39 PM
Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group

Fox News has standards?
 
2014-04-20 12:36:56 PM
So if no one agrees to take her money because of the anti-lawsuit stipulation she gets to keep it all, right?
 
2014-04-20 12:41:17 PM
Sounds like a straight-up fake charity scam to me. How much "fund-raising expenses" and "overhead" do you think she'd pocket before sending a pittance to each victim? And the no-sue clause sounds like a solicitation to the airline for a kickback.
 
2014-04-20 12:41:28 PM
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2014-04-20 12:46:25 PM

doctor wu: A condition of accepting the money she hopes to raise: Recipients must waive the right to seek legal remedy.

Wow, where the f*** did this come from?


And on who's authority can she even do that?  She speaks for the Airlines now?  That is some weapons-grade evil right there.
 
2014-04-20 12:48:41 PM
After 25yrs her tits were probably sagging badly. Can't fire her for that so this works.
 
2014-04-20 12:50:02 PM
Wait... Focksnooze had a standards and practices department?
 
2014-04-20 12:52:26 PM

Your Hind Brain: There probably is a Fox employee handbook that discusses internet and email policy.


Yeah.  Is it so farking hard to create a gmail account for your extracurricular activities?
 
2014-04-20 12:57:48 PM
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A Huffington Post article about Fox News? What, is the shiatter full over in the politics tab?
 
2014-04-20 12:58:10 PM
Between the weirdness of the specifics and the hugely significant fact that most large companies' charity work & spending (at least at the 3 I've worked at) is centrally planned & managed, and approved at the highest levels?  Going "off the reservation" at her high level, where she surely knows the rules, is pure idiocy. Unsurprising she got canned, and a proper move at any company.
 
2014-04-20 01:01:19 PM

BalugaJoe: I hate it when people at work ask me for money.


THIS.

When I was in the Navy, two things pissed me off more than anything else.  One was mandatory voter registration, and the other was that everyone had to contribute to the United Way or the CO would know the reason why.
 
2014-04-20 01:01:47 PM
They had a VP of Standards and Practices?  Whowouldathunkit?
 
2014-04-20 01:04:19 PM
From all my years of watching CSI, I know if you dream about a murder, you are guilty of said murder, so obviously the hospital bed husband is just a ruse.  He shot the plane down.
 
2014-04-20 01:05:22 PM

Somacandra: This? This is what gets a VP for Standards and Practices at Fox fired. Raising charity funds for MH370 families through corporate email? Seriously? That's like being against discount bus fares for war widows.


Sounds pretty liberal thing to do,raising money for a Muslim organization. Should have sent pork hide bootstraps.

/sickening myself.
 
2014-04-20 01:08:33 PM

Aquapope: They had a VP of Standards and Practices?  Whowouldathunkit?


Well, not anymore. Maybe they will shed that reputation.

Not racist but number one with racists.

/you guess which half.
 
2014-04-20 01:26:56 PM

Munchkin City Coroner: [31.media.tumblr.com image 400x332]

A Huffington Post article about Fox News? What, is the shiatter full over in the politics tab?


The article isn't about Fox News at all, but about Fox Cable Networks -- FX, Nat Geo, Speed, regional sports networks, that kind of tihng.  But don't tell anyone -- I'm enjoying all the Pavlovian responses.
 
2014-04-20 01:30:01 PM

Manfred J. Hattan: Yeah, if that happened at my company on the corporate email account I'd fire her weird, creepy ass too.  Tell her to get gmail like everyone else.


Yeah, but it's Fox so that makes it worse and more awfuller and bad and stuff.
 
2014-04-20 01:30:52 PM

jackmalice: BalugaJoe: I hate it when people at work ask me for money.

THIS.

When I was in the Navy, two things pissed me off more than anything else.  One was mandatory voter registration, and the other was that everyone had to contribute to the United Way or the CO would know the reason why.


Reminds me of "The Chocolate War"
 
2014-04-20 01:34:38 PM
The time she wasted writing that email, could have been time she was getting someone a coffee.
 
2014-04-20 01:43:21 PM

Satanic_Hamster: People, stow your outrage. Submitter be trolling us, this isn't a case of Fox being evil. Unless they fired her for not being evil enough.


I hate FOX as much as the next liberal elitist, but ANY person working for ANY corporation would have been fired for using the company's email address to form and advertise a fund raiser to people outside the company that the corporation did not create or endorse.

The bolded part killed her, not the stupid idea or the visions her husband has. When she uses that email addy with people outside the company, she's speaking for FOX. That's what farked her over.

Any company would have reacted the same. She's farked on her wrongful termination suit
 
2014-04-20 01:44:27 PM
Violated Standards and Practices? That's a firin'.

Of course, having a Standard and Practices policy against doing a humanitarian deed on company email is a tad douche-y. Just a tad.
 
2014-04-20 01:58:07 PM
Subby farked up the headline; this was Fox Cable Network, not Fox News. Standards and practices doesn't refer to ethics, it refers to smut censorship. This woman was in charge of preventing nip slips and F bombs from appearing on Fox entertainment shows. So nothing of value was lost.
 
2014-04-20 02:01:33 PM

Munchkin City Coroner: [31.media.tumblr.com image 400x332]

A Huffington Post article about Fox News? What, is the shiatter full over in the politics tab?


Bwahahahaha!

I've got a soft spot for that particular part of Christmas Vacation.
Regardless, I haven't laughed that hard on Fark in quite some time.

Here's a month of TF.
 
2014-04-20 02:03:47 PM

techgeek07: Requiring the waiver makes no sense to me.  What does she care if they go after the airline?


FNC defies decent sense at nearly every turn.  Few should be surprised at this which to me analogous to a Florida Python bursting after consuming a alligator.
 
2014-04-20 02:12:11 PM
Good for Fox. Everybody knows MH370 is a CNN-sponsored event.
 
2014-04-20 02:47:34 PM

Warmnight: Maybe if she was fundraising for some whiny republicans, Fox wouldn't terminate her.


I'll bet that goes on all the time
 
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