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Yahoo News fires David Chalian (black people drowning comment)
Politico ^ | August 29,2012 | DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 08/29/2012 10:40:05 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic during an online video broadcast today saying that Mitt Romney and his wife Ann had no problem with African Americans suffering as a result of Hurricane Isaac, a source familiar with the situation tells POLITICO.

"They're not concerned at all. They're happy to have a party with black people drowning," Chalian said during the ABC News/Yahoo News webcast, in reference to the fact that the GOP convention in Tampa is taking place as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on the north Gulf coast.

The conservative media watchdog organization NewsBusters first posted audio of Chalian's remarks, but referred to him as an ABC News employee (and offered slightly inaccurate transcription). ABC News spokesperson Julie Townsend informed the organization that Chalian was with Yahoo.

Chalian and Yahoo News spokesperson Kristen Morquecho did not respond to requests for comment; Townsend also did not respond to a request for comment. (ABC News, where Chalian was political director until 2010, has partnered with Yahoo News for 2012 political coverage).

UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): Yahoo News confirms:

"David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; chalian; fired; racists; yahoo; yahoonews
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1 posted on 08/29/2012 10:40:08 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Buh bye.....jackass!


2 posted on 08/29/2012 10:41:00 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Hojczyk

Let them keep it up ... we get the last laugh in November


3 posted on 08/29/2012 10:41:26 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Good for Yahoo!

Just plain disgusting, and a healthy reminder as to why I read no news story authored by an American.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 10:42:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Hojczyk

Are they going to fire the idiots around him who were LAUGHING when he said that idiotic statement
Great news about the firing, poor baby, but hey, Obama is always looking for new people to bend over and kiss his ass


5 posted on 08/29/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hojczyk
Yahoo News is shocked - shocked - to learn there is gambling going on in this establishment.

Fooling no one.

And ABC News it has not escaped our attention that this crud was your political news director for HOW long?

6 posted on 08/29/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk
This needs to be remembered. People think we overreact about bias in the media.
7 posted on 08/29/2012 10:43:02 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Hojczyk

NBC will find a place for him, no problemo.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 10:43:23 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Hojczyk

Very gratified to hear he was fired. Surprised, but happy.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 10:43:52 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Hojczyk

Yahoo is a pig sty of liberal bs. He was only fired because he was caught.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 10:45:00 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Hojczyk

oh... i dont know... either way will be a sad day for this union of states.

Im not going to be laughing.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT by myself6 (NOT voting for the GOP's socialist - Romney)
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To: Hojczyk

one jackass down 999999999999 more to go.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Hojczyk

Bye, bitch!

He’ll go work for MSNBC now.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Yahoo is a pig sty of liberal bs.
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It is......but the comments section isn’t. Hehe!


14 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Hojczyk

15 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Hojczyk

Well my jaw just dropped. They must really believe that Romney’s going to win this, because firing the culprits of these kinds of things, much less apologising to a Republican, is NOT standard operating procedure.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Hojczyk
Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian
Fat, racist and stupid is no way to go through life.

17 posted on 08/29/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk

Are blacks really that easily manipulated by lily white liberals? I would think that blacks would get sick and tired and be disgusted by lily white liberals always playing the race card in order to get them [blacks] to react.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT by avacado
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“in reference to the fact that the GOP convention in Tampa is taking place as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on the north Gulf coast”

why, is Mitt suppose to go take charge at Fema, so Obama doesn’t have to take any possible blame for it, if there is any

So, Obama does not have to abandon the campaign trail, in solidarity with NO, but the GOP is supposed to leave Tampa in solidarity with NO. Like that makes non-racist sense - NOT!!!


19 posted on 08/29/2012 10:55:13 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Hojczyk

He’ll be back.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

What’s this assclown’s previous propaganda workpieces?


21 posted on 08/29/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: skeeter

I’m shocked too.
Yahoo has news ?


22 posted on 08/29/2012 10:56:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

He was only fired because he was caught.

lol. Well that is how it works. Most people don’t get fired until they do something. You obviously don’t run a company. You can’t just go around firing people without cause.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 10:57:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator (2016 U.S. President Rick Santorum gave the best speech at the Convention! Congratulations)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Yahoo is a pig sty of liberal bs. He was only fired because he was caught.

He was a fired failing to allow his employer to maintain plausible deniability. You can be as biased a lefty as you want, so long as you at least pay lip service to operating with professional detachment.

24 posted on 08/29/2012 10:57:26 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Goodness I was just about to respond to that post with the same comment. The Yahoo comment section is pure deliciousness.
:)


25 posted on 08/29/2012 10:58:07 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Hojczyk

David Chalian produced Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin. Hmm....


26 posted on 08/29/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Hojczyk

I have to say, I’m surprised. Yahoo news doesn’t exactly seem “fair and balanced.”


27 posted on 08/29/2012 10:58:36 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Hojczyk

“Yahoo News spokesperson Kristen Morquecho “

What kind of a social disease it a “morequecho?”


28 posted on 08/29/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: oh8eleven
“Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian
Fat, racist and stupid is no way to go through life”

Well now I know why this guy sounded like a girl on that audio.

And no one should give Yahoo ANY credit. The clown only got caught. Yahoo knew this comment was made Monday Night, he should have been fired 7:00AM yesterday. Only after going viral do they pull the trigger.

29 posted on 08/29/2012 11:00:25 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Hojczyk

by next week he will be hosting a show on msnbc


30 posted on 08/29/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: napscoordinator

And you obviously don’t know your memes.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 11:01:02 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Hojczyk

by next week he will be hosting a show on msnbc


32 posted on 08/29/2012 11:01:02 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Hojczyk

Cool!


33 posted on 08/29/2012 11:01:58 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: tapatio
“David Chalian produced Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin. Hmm....”

He certainly is on a downward spiral of a career path. ABC> Yahoo> May I super size that?

34 posted on 08/29/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Hojczyk

Call me jaded but I don’t believe Yahoo! did this just because they thought it was the right thing to do. Either he stepped on the wrong toes and someone saw an opportunity for payback or Yahoo! was told by another party to get rid of him.


35 posted on 08/29/2012 11:05:14 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Persevero

same here


36 posted on 08/29/2012 11:06:21 AM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Hojczyk

Liberals like David Chalian really and truly believe what he said. Liberals are so deceived, they are so invested in their religion of Liberalism, that they have lost all ability to reason and think critically.

David Chalian simply got caught at what the corrupt MSM unceasingly messages every day. The only difference is that the corrupt MSM are smart enough to have developed plausible deniability. David Chalian spoke for his brethren in the MSM.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: napscoordinator
Well that is how it works. Most people don’t get fired until they do something. You obviously don’t run a company. You can’t just go around firing people without cause.

I think, what was meant though, is that whoever hired him knew what they were getting but when it went out over the air he was fired. He was fired in other words because Yahoo! got caught.

38 posted on 08/29/2012 11:08:10 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Hojczyk

AMF


39 posted on 08/29/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Bulwinkle

There or Current TV.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: oh8eleven


It's Pat!
41 posted on 08/29/2012 11:09:11 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Hojczyk

They fired him only because he got caught saying it. Every single one of these Lib reporters thinks the same thing.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 11:09:28 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Psycho_Bunny; napscoordinator

I have no idea who’s right — but, I always side with the person who doesn’t mention “memes”.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Hojczyk
David Chalian's statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately.
Not to worry - he's probably already been offered his old job back at ...Gheeze, this guy is worse than a bad rash.
44 posted on 08/29/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk

Subject David Chalihan reports Limbaugh broadcast of 8/29/12 is prof at Geaorgetown (Catholic Jesuit Univ DC) teaches a Masters degree of commmunitication, former political ed PBS News Hour, award winner for political broadcast. So he’s been teaching this commie junk at G-town.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: vette6387

Something you get from eating a bad burrito........


46 posted on 08/29/2012 11:11:18 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: Hojczyk

One less liberal jack@ss in the media ... until MSNBC hires him.


47 posted on 08/29/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Hojczyk
Give props to Yahoo for this move.

Give them HUGE RASPBERRIES for hiring this biased bastard, and thousands more like him, in the first place.

48 posted on 08/29/2012 11:14:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: oh8eleven

Does Dave “Big Racist” Chalian think that black people don’t know how to swim?


49 posted on 08/29/2012 11:14:27 AM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: Hojczyk

Who’s cryin’ now obot?


50 posted on 08/29/2012 11:16:32 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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