Skip to comments.Yahoo News fires David Chalian (black people drowning comment)
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."
Let them keep it up ... we get the last laugh in November
Good for Yahoo!
Just plain disgusting, and a healthy reminder as to why I read no news story authored by an American.
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
Fooling no one.
And ABC News it has not escaped our attention that this crud was your political news director for HOW long?
NBC will find a place for him, no problemo.
Very gratified to hear he was fired. Surprised, but happy.
Yahoo is a pig sty of liberal bs. He was only fired because he was caught.
oh... i dont know... either way will be a sad day for this union of states.
Im not going to be laughing.
one jackass down 999999999999 more to go.
He’ll go work for MSNBC now.
Yahoo is a pig sty of liberal bs.
It is......but the comments section isn’t. Hehe!
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.
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.
“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!!!
He’ll be back.
What’s this assclown’s previous propaganda workpieces?
I’m shocked too.
Yahoo has news ?
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.
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.
Goodness I was just about to respond to that post with the same comment. The Yahoo comment section is pure deliciousness.
David Chalian produced Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin. Hmm....
I have to say, I’m surprised. Yahoo news doesn’t exactly seem “fair and balanced.”
“Yahoo News spokesperson Kristen Morquecho “
What kind of a social disease it a “morequecho?”
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.
by next week he will be hosting a show on msnbc
And you obviously don’t know your memes.
by next week he will be hosting a show on msnbc
He certainly is on a downward spiral of a career path. ABC> Yahoo> May I super size that?
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.
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.
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.
There or Current TV.
They fired him only because he got caught saying it. Every single one of these Lib reporters thinks the same thing.
I have no idea who’s right — but, I always side with the person who doesn’t mention “memes”.
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.
Something you get from eating a bad burrito........
One less liberal jack@ss in the media ... until MSNBC hires him.
Give them HUGE RASPBERRIES for hiring this biased bastard, and thousands more like him, in the first place.
Does Dave “Big Racist” Chalian think that black people don’t know how to swim?
Who’s cryin’ now obot?