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In ABC Webcast, Yahoo! News's Chalian Says Romneys ‘Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown’
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Posted on 08/29/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT by chessplayer

Updated with correction [11:43 a.m. EDT]: Yahoo! Washington bureau chief David Chalian made the offensive remark, ABC News's Julie Townsend told NewsBusters in a phone conversation a few minutes ago.

During live coverage of the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, [original wording: an ABC News employee] Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.

In video broadcast Monday night by ABC over the Internet, the person Chalian can be heard claiming that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are unconcerned about the fate of residents of the New Orleans area who are currently being hit by Hurricane Isaac.

“They aren’t concerned at all,” the person says on tape. “They are happy to have a party when black people drown.”

That line elicits laughter from several employees listening in on the joke.

From the audio, it appears the person Chalian was talking to an unknown individual named “John” who presumably was making additional jokes at the expense of Ann Romney although such jokes cannot be heard on the clip.

The anti-Romney joke was made while the person, presumably an ABC News producer, was on an active microphone, apparently unaware that his/her quips against the former Massachusetts governor were being recorded and broadcast live.

Unmentioned by the ABC News jokester is the fact that the Republican National Committee canceled the entirety of Monday's program or that President Obama did not cancel any of his regularly scheduled campaign fund-raising parties that night.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; abcnews; chalian; slur
We had better brace ourselves because from now to election day we are going to see split screen ads of Republicans partying as Hurricane Issac caused damage.
1 posted on 08/29/2012 9:16:17 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“The anti-Romney joke was made while the person, presumably an ABC News producer, was on an active microphone, apparently unaware that his/her quips against the former Massachusetts governor were being recorded and broadcast live.”

Bullcrap, it was deliberate and as scripted as anythig else these repulsive dispicable people do.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: chessplayer

Well, why not? Obama sure didn’t see any reason to call off his campaign because of Issac, and supposedly he’s the one who has the power to do something to help these “black people”.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 9:19:43 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: chessplayer

http://twitter.com/DavidChalian

4 posted on 08/29/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: chessplayer

Dear ABC: Who, exactly, has drowned?

(Psst... what was Obama doing last night? Hmmm?)


5 posted on 08/29/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: chessplayer

I use Adblock whenever I use Yahoo, New York Times, or Washington Post websites.

I never see their ads ,let alone click on them. Don’t subsidize the liberal media.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: chessplayer

How pathetic can these people get?


7 posted on 08/29/2012 9:21:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: chessplayer

Calls for ads showing obama going to his fundraisers while “black people are drowning”. Where are the feds? the troops, the food, the helicopters? I don’t think FEMA responded quick enough.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: chessplayer

These people are really stupid, a couple of months ago, I couldn’t have imagined myself supporting Romney, but it’s because of stupid and hateful liberal comments like this, I am now firmly in Romney’s corner. Now, once the Kenyan is out, then we’ll deal with Romney’s shortcomings, but in the meantime, Go Romney!


9 posted on 08/29/2012 9:23:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

So the Democrats in the news media are lying morons. What else is new?


10 posted on 08/29/2012 9:23:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kcvl

Does the MSM have any STRAIGHT men working for them?


11 posted on 08/29/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: chessplayer

No different than Obama being happy to campaign at colleges while “black people drown”, as if only blacks lived along the gulf coast.

More of the mythology of katrina.

The gulf coast is located in hurricane alley and is a perpetual flood plain. These things have been happening for millenia and no human is going to change that.

There was as much flooding and bad weather along the midwestern river valleys this summer as there has been there.

How about if the Fed forces the abandonment of the coastal areas and turn them back over to the alligators. No? OK, then STFU.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: popdonnelly
“How pathetic can these people get?”

There are approximately 8 weeks left, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

13 posted on 08/29/2012 9:24:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: chessplayer

ABC = All Barack Channel............


14 posted on 08/29/2012 9:24:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: popdonnelly

How pathetic can these people get?


They will get a lot lower than this,,,wait and see. It’s still only August.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: MrB

President Barack Obama gave a short statement regarding his administration’s efforts to deal with the Tropical storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane.

However, is the President’s effort sufficient in the eyes of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal?

Jindal openly criticized the President on Monday for failing to respond to the entire request for Isaac relief.

******

Monday night, from Governor Jindal’s press office:

Following a very limited federal disaster declaration by the President of the United States that only granted a portion of the state’s request, Governor Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the federal government requesting a full disaster declaration for the state.

The White House issued a release today which states that “the declaration builds on resources already deployed by FEMA and makes Federal funding available for certain emergency activities undertaken by the state to prepare for and respond to the storm.” However, the limited declaration does not provide for reimbursement of expenses that the state is taking to prepare for the storm.

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/67728-is-obama-responding-to-jindal%E2%80%99s-isaac-declaration-request-for-louisiana


16 posted on 08/29/2012 9:27:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: chessplayer

Rush said he’s going to play this.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 9:28:02 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: chessplayer
Dear David,

You are a racist.

end transmission

18 posted on 08/29/2012 9:30:10 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: chessplayer

Who drowned?


19 posted on 08/29/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (We are Dan Cathy, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker, and November is drawing close!.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh, palleeease!

What does this clown want to be when he grows up?


20 posted on 08/29/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: chessplayer

Of course, if they cancelled the convention and went up to New Orleans to help instead, then they would be accused of ‘grandstanding.’


21 posted on 08/29/2012 9:33:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chessplayer

Oh, palleeease!

What does this clown want to be when he grows up?


22 posted on 08/29/2012 9:34:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: chessplayer

Oh, palleeease!

What does this clown want to be when he grows up?


23 posted on 08/29/2012 9:34:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: kcvl

Well im all about being above these gutter snipes but I just might tweet him a few rude things. :D


24 posted on 08/29/2012 9:39:08 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: duffee

Calls for ads showing obama going to his fundraisers while “black people are drowning”. Where are the feds? the troops, the food, the helicopters? I don’t think FEMA responded quick enough.


The media will praise him to the sky.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 9:39:55 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

And if anything goes wrong, they’ll just blame Jindal for it.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 9:40:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kcvl

This man is probably projecting. These white libs are racists to the core. Born and raised to never be around blacks or any minority. They over compensate to hide their true thoughts.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 9:41:34 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

Obama kids go to private school away from black folks.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:46:56 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Im talking about the average to poor black person that this fool is saying is drowning in New Orleans due to Isaac.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 9:48:50 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: TigerClaws

nobama wants to kill black kids through abortion...and eat their pet dog.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 9:49:10 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: chessplayer
We have the most intelligent people in the country..We saw that in all the speeches last night..

The Dem's will have no blacks watch their convention unless they just turn their TV on and let it play to an empty room while they go out and rob and rape people..I am talking about Obama supporters that have no clue about being a good person but will vote when they are paid a few bucks.. Make sure we all get out and vote for Senate and Congress,we can win if everyone stays together and shows the world what these Communist are up to in Washington..Vote ever lousy Communist Democrat out of office..

31 posted on 08/29/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by PLD
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To: kcvl

That jackass has more chins than a Chinese phone book!


32 posted on 08/29/2012 9:52:39 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: kcvl

Here he is giddy about the storm coverage causing the GOP problems:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/republican-national-convention-2012-diane-sawyer-discusses-trip-17091336


33 posted on 08/29/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: chessplayer

He is being racist as he obviously believes that black people can’t swim.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 9:56:39 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: 9YearLurker

I contacted Georgetown and ABC news and “shared” with them. Does anyone have a direct number to Diane Sawyer’s office?


35 posted on 08/29/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by happyhomemaker (Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Rom 12:12)
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To: chessplayer

Another racist journalist heard from....and Rush stated that this cretin teaches journalism at Georgetown University. Any of you parents who are paying through the nose so that your student can graduate with a worthless, obsolete degree in journalism should take note of this blatant example of bias. It is not unique to Georgetown.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 10:32:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

If this moron would (yeah, right!) be fired by ABC over this he would immediately be hired by the DNC. He works for them already through ABC. If he worked directly for the DNC it wouldn’t change a thing.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 10:50:51 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: dfwgator
These people are really stupid, a couple of months ago, I couldn’t have imagined myself supporting Romney, but it’s because of stupid and hateful liberal comments like this, I am now firmly in Romney’s corner. Now, once the Kenyan is out, then we’ll deal with Romney’s shortcomings, but in the meantime, Go Romney!

You and me both FRiend, as I've said recently, Sonny Liston wasn't the most likeable boxer either in or out of the ring, but all he had to do was knock out Floyd Patterson to become the champ, and that's all Sonny Romney has to do, which is to knock that jug-eared sonuvabitch out of the White House and I'll be a happy camper about that.
38 posted on 08/29/2012 11:05:48 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: chessplayer

The DNC paid press gives us a window into the DNC soul.

Racist to the core, they see everything through the lens of race. They can’t believe that not everyone sees the world in those terms.

Go to any Repub gathering and you’ll see people of all walks of life, who are united around a set of values like the love of God and family and country.

Go to a Dem gathering and you’ll find the angry and the bitter and the people who manipulate them, united in their resentment and the will to power.


39 posted on 08/29/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT by marron
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To: 9YearLurker

How gay is that guy?! Or maybe he is just a wuss.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 2:36:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: chessplayer

These anti-American journalists have to go. They are the enemy within and this country’s values will continue to deteriorate until they are destroyed. I seriously despise these liars more than I do Obama.


41 posted on 08/29/2012 2:52:45 PM PDT by Toespi
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