More than a few Hewlett-Packard executives and shareholders were surprised to see a CNN Money report April 23 claiming that HP had paid Trey McIntyre Project to dance in the company's HQ. The story wasn't true, and CNN backtracked. But what CNN didn't include in its apology was that its reporter's family had direct ties to TMP--her mother-in-law sits on the dance company's board of directors. John Michael Schert, TMP co-founder and former executive director, who was quoted throughout the CNN Money story, resigned a few weeks later. Commenting on the debacle, HP's chief communications officer told Boise Weekly, "I have never seen anything this far off the mark."
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