AOL CEO apologizes for trashing his employees in public

Tim Armstrong, the “smooth-talking” chief executive of AOL, publicly panned his editorial employees last week, specifically their shoddy work covering the South By Southwest musical festival. (He called it “horrible.”) Well, 48 hours after word of his trash-talking circulated the Web, Armstrong called his editorial staffers into a meeting, apologized for airing the company’s dirty laundry, and took questions.

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