CEO Tim Armstrong freaked out during a morning meeting and fired Creative Director Abel Lenz who tried to snap a picture of the boss, the New York Post reports.
According to the report, in the meeting to outline drastic cutbacks at struggling Patch local-news network, Armstrong said that he would pull the plug or find partners for 400 of the division's 900 websites when Lenz tried to snap his picture.
What followed was an angry Armstrong announcing 'Abel put that camera down, you're fired' and later explained the reason for firing Abel that he didn't want anyone taking pictures of that meeting.
Lenz's profile on LinkedIn still listed him as Patch's creative director, but calls to the AOL switchboard said they had no employee by that name.
Armstrong also lashed out at the division's president, Steve Kalin and said that something at Patch had been missing, calling it 'leadership with a capital L', the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 12-08-2013)