Tennessee Hospitality Association

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Tenn. Exec Fired Over Michelle Obama Chimp Email

Tourism board blasts Walt Baker's 'deep misunderstanding'

(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... More »

Racist Email About First Lady Stings Tenn. Exec

Hospitality official forwards comparison of Michelle Obama and chimp

(Newser) - A Tennessee tourism executive is backtracking after forwarding an email that compared Michelle Obama to a chimpanzee. Tennessee Hospitality Association CEO Walt Baker has apologized to "anyone who is offended by this action" and "the people of Tennessee, and to anybody that has either seen or been affected... More »

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