Should Mike Beaudet Fox 25 Undercover be Investigated for death of James Dipaola

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Rudolph

Cambridge, MA

#1 Dec 1, 2010
Should Mike Beaudet and the Fox 25 Undercover team be investigated for contributing to factors leading to the suicide of James Dipaola who resigned after being re-elected Middlesex County Sheriff?

Let me explain first before you dismiss the idea.

Beaudet's flashy gotcha spots create so much bad publicity for its targets that they tend to lose their job or elected position, regardless of the facts. Beaudet has been continually criticized for withholding facts, sometimes mitigating, such as with his spot on modular homes (see link here) all based on the conclusions of a volunteer part time fire chief:

http://modcoach.blogspot.com/2010/04/misinfor...

No matter, what, Beaudet always strokes himself off showing that AFTER HIS INVESTIGATION someone was fired or some silly law was changed, always insuring that he takes responsibility.

Such was the case when Dipaola resigned and Fox 25 Undercover made sure that their story title read:

Sheriff Questioned by FOX Undercover Resigns

As if they get the credit. Yet when Dipaola is found dead, their headline reads:

Death Capped a Week of Critical Media Coverage

As if WFXT Undercover was nothing but an innocent bystander reporting on a week long performance as if observing from a distance.

Come on, Mike Beaudet, why don't you want to show that the death happened 'after your investigation'? Don't you always take the credit for the outcome of your stories?

Beaudet and Fox 25 Undercover remain the subject of a lawsuit involving a govt employee who lost his job after being allegedly misrepresented in a Fox spot.

One of the most fascinating aspects of that lawsuit, is that it alleges that WFXT 25 is nothing but a shell for parent company Fox Television Statements, an assertion that is consistent with ex Fox workers who report that the whole company is nothing but a propaganda machine. See here the public document

www.courthousenews.com/2010/04/01/FoxTV.pdf

News Corp aside, if Mike Beaudet and Fox Undercover is always responsible for the misfortune to befall their targets, why not also for James Dipaola?
Bear 2

Foxboro, MA

#2 Dec 1, 2010
Its not just Mike Beaudet, its the bottom feeders who run the Fox network 24/7 news manufacturing machine and the empty-headed public that keeps them in business.
Hard Working Mother

Arlington, MA

#3 Dec 1, 2010
James DiPaolo was a larger than life man with a heart of gold. He was a husband to Adelaide and a father to his three girls and he knew how to work within the elbow rubbing, dinner expensing, political machine in Massachusetts that existed long before he got there.

Jim took advantage of a legal loophole, just like plenty of others might, and while it may have been ethically unsound, he was no more corrupt than the average cop. What needed to change most was the loophole and he resigned not wanting to be remembered for that but instead for his decades of service in Malden, in the US military and finally as Sheriff. If DiPaola was so corrupt then police cronies should have proposed a running opponent, but the fact that they didnít just shows that he was no more corrupt than the rest of the lot and they knew it.

There used to be a day when people did wrong and they had to go see the judge, answer for their actions and pay a price. The news would report what happened, not make it happen. Instead, Mr Beaudet so badly smears their targets, quite often skewing the truth, that any victim, no matter what they did or didnít do, gets a life sentence in the Fox Undercover media court and their day in a real court makes no difference.

While holding Fox 25 Undercover legally responsible might be difficult to do, maybe his widow and three daughters have a wrongful death suit. I 100% believe (and challenge any one to disagree) that if Mike Beaudet did NOT unrelentingly crucify James DiPaola, he would not have taken his life. He resigned because he was looking for the most dignified way to admit his wrongdoing and bow out as gracefully as possible.

Have media companies like Fox 25 News and News Corp really destroyed our humanity so badly that we canít separate out a government financial misdeed from the value of a human life? Is it really just all about money from now on?

Every time I see Mike Beaudet, all I will be able to think about is James Dipaola and the daughter(s) that he will not be able to walk down the aisle.

Fox 25 is a disgrace.
playah

Watertown, MA

#4 Dec 2, 2010
....ha you stupid fox puppets anyone can go around the internet and click the red Xs. You spend all day writing propaganda online to fight the truth that people write about you in other places.

faux news 25 wont ever give up on Mikey B. He's the main circus act that gets people to watch their crap news....well that and Maria's rack of course....

can Maria do a sex tape? now that would really solve your rating problem.
Our House

Waltham, MA

#5 Dec 3, 2010
Im really sorry Fox 25 but I see this man chasing people and scaring them so badly that they have to run from you and I think to myself yeah this just seems like being a grownup bully. I mean it just isnt that different. Kid does something wrong or others dont like and they write things about her online and her life is shattered and maybe she kills herself. Grown up mistakes are bigger for sure but you still basically do the same thing and smear them and ruin their futures and one actually killed himself.

Sorry Fox 25 I know you think you are really the bomb but in our house, you just bomb.

I don't want my kids thinking that this is how we resolve problems with people.

Bad example, dude.
abby123456

Athol, MA

#6 Dec 4, 2010
if this is what Fox 25 needs to get people to watch their news i guess they must be hurting for viewers
joe the builder

Allston, MA

#7 Dec 22, 2010
beaudets fire cheif guy got a medal. good propaganda fox. once again you show that you can make more news to make your story look right.sorry dude but a tinderbox porch fire would have burned any house. your new law didnt do crap-o-lah but it just gave Mike-O a reason to cream his pants i guess. fox can make anything they do look right with more propoganda stories.
would like to see that

Waltham, MA

#8 Dec 22, 2010
playah wrote:
....ha you stupid fox puppets anyone can go around the internet and click the red Xs. You spend all day writing propaganda online to fight the truth that people write about you in other places.
faux news 25 wont ever give up on Mikey B. He's the main circus act that gets people to watch their crap news....well that and Maria's rack of course....
can Maria do a sex tape? now that would really solve your rating problem.
Mike should investigate Talluto and the ("Dr") Giampa brothers (why is no one talking about the Encompass case?!), Mayo and his BFF Dr. Now that would be a 3 ring circus!
ray

Lawrence, MA

#9 Feb 2, 2011
SICK OF WAITING FOR GOD TO GET THESE AT THE GATE,,,WHITLY BULGER LIKELY HAS GATE BENT DOWN THE FENCE LINE,,,SO HE CAN SEEK IN OUT ...WHILE WE GO THRU ROUTINE....HE DID THE ROMAN TUBE THING,,,BEFORE REAL SCANDEL GOT OUT, ATLEAST HIS FAMILY GETS MONEY...HE GETS PARARDE AND WE GET JFK DOUBT...DONT CA WANNA KNOW TRUTH... NAWWWW.
george barnett

Mooresville, NC

#10 Feb 4, 2011
Bear 2 wrote:
Its not just Mike Beaudet, its the bottom feeders who run the Fox network 24/7 news manufacturing machine and the empty-headed public that keeps them in business.
You prepared to hold Reverend Sharpton and Rev.Jackson to the same standards?? I seem to remember a few details about the fabricated story Sharpton spread about Tawana Brawley.
bothered

Nashua, NH

#11 Feb 4, 2011
These last two comments are a hard to follow and off topic and the first one is creepy if you ask me. This post is about a reporter who habitually surprises and harasses people who arent prepared for him.....cuts and pastes info which has something been shown to be not true, kind of true, or true in parts but not in whole and then puts on a medal for himself to show that he can damage peoples jobs and careers or get a law changed that maybe nobody would protest anyway. I do not like this Mike Beaudet at all and I do not want my children seeing a man who propagates being a hater. This man is a harasser and a bully and someone killed themself after his unrelenting harassment and he has the gall to pretend that he was barely covering it!

I read that lawsuit and it is very clear to me that Fox 25 News is nothing more than a mouthpiece for Fox News and I am highly highly uncomfortable with this manipulative media company, this manipulative Fox 25 reporter and frankly their whole Fox 25 News which sometimes doesnt seem like its actually about news. Are they aware of issues in the middle east? Do they know Henry Kissenger's view on major issues? Do they care? I simply do not trust Fox 25 News at all and my children will not learn about the world through this kind of crap.
fox 25 fan

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Feb 20, 2011
Look maybe you all think Mike made this man kill himself but you are wrong. Mike didn't hold a gun to his head and force him to kill himself. I think by dipaola killing himself is an admission of guilt. He obviously was mentally unstable too. If I were in that situation I would of done everything in my power to make my innocence heard and it wouldn't be killing myself. Killing yourself when things are said about you is seriously proving you are guilty and you know that their is no way of proving your innocent and that it will surely be proven your guilty.
not a fox 25 fan

Anonymous Proxy

#13 Feb 22, 2011
You are right. Beaudet did not pull the trigger. The woman who created a fake online profile luring Megan Meier to fall in love with a fake boy, breaking her heart and driving her to suicide who is being indicted did not hang Meagan. The kids who bullied Tyler Clementi until he killed himself, did not pull the trigger. Hitler, did not actually gas millions of Jews, he inspired others to do it. Mike Beaudet is a wrecking ball who creates very bad publicity and almost always succeeds in ending someone's career. Whether they deserve it or not, his targets will never recover. Furthermore, Mike spouts his success, showing how after his investigation this person lost their job or career, or money or a law got changed as someone else already said. Sorry but we live in a world where words do matter, and allowing the least loved news machine in Boston....meaning Fox News, to have at people just so they can show how powerful they are is feeding the Fox propaganda machine. If you are such a fan of their news then you must not be very bright because they are much more interested in convincing you that you need them than they are in reporting relevant, balanced and unbiased information. They will spin things so you can keep living in la la land thinking that its not true but you are being lied to by Fox News ever day. I side with bothered. As far as I am concerned Mike Beaudet might as well have pulled the trigger.

As a side note, Sheriff Dipaolo did resign and in local papers cited that he realized he had done the wrong thing. It was crystal clear that he was looking to make the best of it and to retire with as much grace as the public would allow. I don't buy that he killed himself over feeling too guilty. He tried to redeem himself but Fox 25 Undercover made sure to spray so much salt on the wounds that he couldn't even do that. Whats also too bad is that it will show other public officials that coming clean and doing the right thing isn't worth it. Better to just keep hiding.
fox 25 fan

Webster, MA

#14 Feb 25, 2011
I'm not in LaLa Land dumbass! I think the news does what they promise. Is get the information as they are told to do and give it to us. If you know so much then maybe you should be the news channel and really, get a life! I think that maybe most people worry more about others people lives then their own. Most of these people who are found guilty of something that they should of been doing in the first place. Should loose their jobs and be punished. Yes I think someone pretending to be someone just to be hurtful and mean to someone should be held responsible for what happend to that person. But for someone who is just trying to get the details of a story and report to the public is just doing their job. We all have to do things we don't like in our jobs and unfortuately, usually it affects people negatively and someone gets hurt. But killing yourself is your own decision and is selfish and just being a coward.
The West Newton Kid

Marlborough, MA

#15 Feb 25, 2011
Hard Working Mother wrote:
James DiPaolo was a larger than life man with a heart of gold. He was a husband to Adelaide and a father to his three girls and he knew how to work within the elbow rubbing, dinner expensing, political machine in Massachusetts that existed long before he got there.
Jim took advantage of a legal loophole, just like plenty of others might, and while it may have been ethically unsound, he was no more corrupt than the average cop. What needed to change most was the loophole and he resigned not wanting to be remembered for that but instead for his decades of service in Malden, in the US military and finally as Sheriff. If DiPaola was so corrupt then police cronies should have proposed a running opponent, but the fact that they didnít just shows that he was no more corrupt than the rest of the lot and they knew it.
There used to be a day when people did wrong and they had to go see the judge, answer for their actions and pay a price. The news would report what happened, not make it happen. Instead, Mr Beaudet so badly smears their targets, quite often skewing the truth, that any victim, no matter what they did or didnít do, gets a life sentence in the Fox Undercover media court and their day in a real court makes no difference.
While holding Fox 25 Undercover legally responsible might be difficult to do, maybe his widow and three daughters have a wrongful death suit. I 100% believe (and challenge any one to disagree) that if Mike Beaudet did NOT unrelentingly crucify James DiPaola, he would not have taken his life. He resigned because he was looking for the most dignified way to admit his wrongdoing and bow out as gracefully as possible.
Have media companies like Fox 25 News and News Corp really destroyed our humanity so badly that we canít separate out a government financial misdeed from the value of a human life? Is it really just all about money from now on?
Every time I see Mike Beaudet, all I will be able to think about is James Dipaola and the daughter(s) that he will not be able to walk down the aisle.
Fox 25 is a disgrace.
"James DiPaola was no more corrupt than the average cop".

I suppose that you are probably right. And, that scares the hell out of me.
odoyle

Charlestown, MA

#18 Mar 3, 2011
Blaming fox or beaudet for DiPaola own decision to kill himself is a joke.
People need to take responsibility for their own actions.
Obviously dipaola didn't want to face the consequences of what he knew was a poor decision and took the easy way out. It's called a loophole not a 'woopsie'.
He knew what he was doing. He knew it wasn't right. And he couldn't face the taxpayers wrath plain and simple.
Mike Beaudet drags these money greedy and corrupt public / state officials out of the safe little shadows of the public walls they hide behind - letting the taxpayers who pay into this corruption actually see what is going on in this corrupt state of massachusetts.
Cheers to Beaudet for doing this job!
Yeah you are

Boston, MA

#20 May 16, 2011
fox 25 fan wrote:
I'm not in LaLa Land dumbass! I think the news does what they promise. Is get the information as they are told to do and give it to us. If you know so much then maybe you should be the news channel and really, get a life! I think that maybe most people worry more about others people lives then their own. Most of these people who are found guilty of something that they should of been doing in the first place. Should loose their jobs and be punished. Yes I think someone pretending to be someone just to be hurtful and mean to someone should be held responsible for what happend to that person. But for someone who is just trying to get the details of a story and report to the public is just doing their job. We all have to do things we don't like in our jobs and unfortuately, usually it affects people negatively and someone gets hurt. But killing yourself is your own decision and is selfish and just being a coward.
Isn't East Longmeadow where Mike Beaudet grew up? Are you his Mommy or one of his play friends? Was Mike Beaudet a bully when he was growing up or was he himself bullied and that's why he runs a professional hit operation show for Fox 25? Lets try bulling you on Fox 25 and lets see how you handle it?

You can't just say Mike is doing what he's told and has no moral responsibility for it. Sorry, but Fox 25 pays Mike to bring them stories which will look good on trailers during the day and during high rated Fox shows so they can woo viewers to watch their low rated news.

Several parents whose children were traumatized by a lets-all-be-like-Mike-Beaudet fiasco at their school saw their child's school on television trailers during the day, were panicked into thinking their children might be in danger, leaving their jobs in the middle of the day and bolting to the schools.

They found it extremely odd that one would allege children to be in danger but keep that a secret from the school and the other parents, and instead tell Fox, let them sit on the information for months so they would have time to sneak footage for their story and then run the story months later, while children remain exposed to the alleged "risk" (and meanwhile promise to keep it a secret so that Fox would get an exclusive). Their concern is tht Fox Undercover attracts people who want revenge, want to get someone fired or want to discredit a political candidate and that using the safety of children as a story line is dangerous and irresponsible. They also feel that in today's world of bullying issues, that the rhetoic of Fox Undercover is just not a wise choice.

Of course Fox ran a story downplaying bullying after that. Oh then they ran a story about how Mass schools don't do enough about bullying.

Which is it Fox "News"? Oh I guess it doesn't matter anyway

http://tinyurl.com/68mnbck

Nuff said.
jim

New York, NY

#21 Nov 30, 2011
so let me get this straight - news investigative outlets shouldn't investigate and prove a corrupt politician (sheriff) because of fear they might kill themselves and then be held liable? Get a clue. Dipola shook down employees for cash and had other issues that all collapsed together that lead to him ending his life.
David

Winthrop, MA

#22 Nov 30, 2011
Mike Beaudet is everything that is wrong with the human race today.
He ruins peoples lives without any regard. He has no conscience.
A Girl Named Michael

United States

#23 Dec 1, 2011
You are forgetting that Beaudet picks and chooses what information he wants you to hear. He leaves out mitigating information and basically attacks these people without a conscience. This is not news. News is supposed to be about facts, not the facts the news station wants us to hear, or just a part of the facts. He clearly is manipulating information, and using it as a weapon. To suggest Beaudets reports are accurate is foolhardy and naive.
fox 25 fan wrote:
I'm not in LaLa Land dumbass! I think the news does what they promise. Is get the information as they are told to do and give it to us. If you know so much then maybe you should be the news channel and really, get a life! I think that maybe most people worry more about others people lives then their own. Most of these people who are found guilty of something that they should of been doing in the first place. Should loose their jobs and be punished. Yes I think someone pretending to be someone just to be hurtful and mean to someone should be held responsible for what happend to that person. But for someone who is just trying to get the details of a story and report to the public is just doing their job. We all have to do things we don't like in our jobs and unfortuately, usually it affects people negatively and someone gets hurt. But killing yourself is your own decision and is selfish and just being a coward.

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