If you're a regular reader of this site, you might remember Melanie Hollands' column last August detailing some of Fiorina's major leadership problems. So it was no secret what was going on at the company. The lying started in earnest following a Wall Street Journal story in January about H-P's board of directors possibly reassigning some of Fiorina's powers to others. On Jan. 24, a mere 16 days ago, Matt Hines of C/net's News.com quoted HP Director of Corporate Lies -- er, Media Relations -- Robert Sherbin as to the following:
"Boards discuss a wide range of topics consistent with their fiduciary responsibilities, and any speculation about these discussions is just that -- pure speculation ... While the board did discuss structural changes at its recent meeting, there are no other senior changes due in the near future."
Um, excuse me -- but today IS the near future.