-- Carol Bartz, in an interview with Fortune magazine. Tuesday, Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock dismissed her over the phone by reading a statement. Bartz told him: "Roy, I think that's a script. Why don't you have the balls to tell me yourself?" When he finished, she said: "I thought you were classier."
Her firing came only days after Gannett announced an expanded ad sales partnership with Yahoo. The board is putting a higher priority on evaluating a potential sale of all or parts of the company over its search for a new CEO, The Wall Street Journal reported today.