The guy who merged America Online and Time Warner has apparently become a “distraction” in the face of disappointment with its post-merger performance. This could perhaps be a reference to all the “What the hell does Steve Case actually do?” questions, the press keeps asking.

UPDATE: He’ll remain on the board but he won;t get any severance pay. Why? because he doesn’t believe in employments contracts, reports the Times. (What a weirdo).