Tenn. Exec Fired Over Michelle Obama Chimp Email
Tourism board blasts Walt Baker's 'deep misunderstanding'
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2010 6:22 PM CST
Walt Baker was fired as CEO of the Tennessee Hospitality Association.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – The tourism exec who compared Michelle Obama to a chimp in email was fired today, the Tennessee Hospitality Association announced today. Now-former CEO Walt Baker’s “email reflects a deep misunderstanding of the nature of hospitality and our role as an association,” the statement reads. “His email was sent in his personal capacity and not in his connection with the hospitality associations.” See more on the email here.