AOL CEO Tim Armstrong had some bad news to deliver. The company was faced with making a move that would affect 400 websites – Patch, their hyper-local news service arm. He was on a conference call with 1,000 employees when a picture of him was snapped and he lost his cool. Abel Lenz, Patch’s creative director, had a Kanye West vs. paparazzi moment. Armstrong said, “Abel, put that camera down right now. Abel, you’re fired. Out.”
Hear for yourself (2 minutes, 33 seconds) on the audio leaked to blogger Jim Romenesko. Click continue to Lenz’s Twitter response.