"...there is an easy way to fix this media slaughter ... BOD needs to make a decision"
I dunno, Nip. If they were going to can AM, they should have done it right as they came in, before this CHK-ECA revelation, so that it was clearly based on other past issues.
If they can him now, after having passed on the opportunity earlier, it has the strong appearance of the company's BOD tacitly admitting grave wrongdoing in the CHK-ECA matter. IMO, this will make things worse, at least in the short term.
OTOH, if there are aware of more skeletons in AM's closet still to be found, they should act now: fire him and expose all they know. Get it all out, rather than suffering a drip, drip, drip...
Not a fun position to be in, in either case.