'Ding-dong, the witch is dead,' crowed an IM sent from AOL's offices

In today’s Internet Advertising Report, Rebecca Lieb tells of how AOL’s sales staff tape recorded the amazing tirades of their now departed boss Lisa Brown because Brown would later deny making such tirades. Lieb reports:

    In them, she repeatedly launches into obscenity-laced tirades, personally insults senior executives in her group, and at one point, pounds her shoe on the table, Khrushchev-style, when a creative director from a longtime AOL vendor speaks out of turn.

It sounds like Brown’s departure was best for everyone at AOL.