Arrington mostly stayed out of the public fray until yesterday when he demanded that TechCrunch either be given full editorial independence or sold back to Arrington and other legacy shareholders (AOL had purchased the site last year). But AOL is not giving TechCrunch its editorial independence. And it is not selling it back to Arrington. Instead, Fortune has learned that AOL executives have decided to terminate Arrington.
I bet he didn’t expect that — or maybe he did.