READERS: Fire Scott Thompson!

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has, for years, allowed people hiring him, interviewing him, working for him, and listening to him give speeches believe he has a computer science degree when in fact he does not.Because of this deception, 80% of 1,200 readers surveyed believe that Yahoo’s board should fire him.

We’ve also heard from several Yahoo employees who want the boss booted. One even read us a top 10 list of reasons why.

Yahoo’s board, however, believes it knows better.

Citing sources, All Things D’s Kara Swisher says “Thompson still appears to have initial board backing.”

Basically, the board is terrified of going through another slow CEO search process after it took more than 6 months to find this guy. 

She says it looks like the board will try to sell shareholders that there is no “proof” that Thompson lied.

The board will also pump out news that Yahoo is finally getting somewhere on selling its Asian assets – a boon for shareholders – and that replacing Thompson would slow down that process again.

Here are the poll results:

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