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Fired Yahoo bureau chief: Sorry for my inappropriate “joke”
Hot Air ^ | 8/29/2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 08/29/2012 4:26:17 PM PDT by middlegeorgian

Go watch the clip again. There’s nothing jokey or witty or clever about it. It’s a straightforward accusation of racism and callousness, and of course one of the other schmucks there laughs because he’s a nasty liberal hack too who’s thinking the same thing. It’s a laugh of recognition, and maybe a bit of surprise that Chalian would be willing to say that with mics around.

So here’s his attempt to make himself employable again:

I am profoundly sorry for making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke. I was commenting on the challenge of staging a convention during a hurricane and about campaign optics. I have apologized to the Romney campaign, and I want to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Gov. and Mrs. Romney. I also regret causing any distraction from the exceptional coverage of the Republican convention by Yahoo News and ABC News.

If you believe that he was making a neutral comment about convention optics, you also need to believe that he would have said the same thing if Democrats had been holding their convention this week. Show of hands: Anybody?

I need to make way for MKH, Erika, and Jazz as tonight’s convention live-blogging begins, but in honor of the media’s “all racism, all the time” strategy to distract from what’s happening at the podium, I’ll leave you with this (via the Washington Free Beacon). Are you one of those millions of voters who find Obama irritatingly professorial and aloof, an Ivory Tower liberal if ever there was one? Well, turns out the GOP’s got a master plan to convince you that he’s not that guy at all but rather some sort of sex-crazed wildman, per archaic racial stereotypes. And the way they’re going to do this is to compare him to Tiger Woods. But rather than directly compare him to Woods, they’re simply to going to mention that he golfs a lot and let you draw the necessary connecting lines. Obama –> golf –> Tiger –> lots of sex –> racism. Two things to watch here. One: At the start, at least, Martin Bashir is actually the voice of reason. Think about that. Turn that idea over in your mind for a few seconds. Martin Bashir is now the sane, sober guy on MSNBC. Two: By the end of the clip, it sounds like O’Donnell thinks there’s an explicit reference to Woods in McConnell’s speech, to the point where he’s talking about speechwriters brainstorming over it. But Bashir never quotes anything about Woods. He only quotes a reference to the PGA tour. It’s O’Donnell who supplies the Woods reference and then convicts McConnell of racism for it. You’ll never find a better microcosm of left-wing “dog whistle” analysis.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chalian; hurricaneisaac; mediabias; racism; yahoo

1 posted on 08/29/2012 4:26:22 PM PDT by middlegeorgian
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To: middlegeorgian

He really is “sorry”.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 4:27:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: middlegeorgian

A “joke” my ass..this is exactly what Commies feel, he is just sorry he got caught.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 4:28:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: middlegeorgian

An apology is not sufficient. Idiot needs to find a new career.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 4:29:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: middlegeorgian

You weren’t making a “joke” dufus, you were being a racist pig.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT by madison10
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To: middlegeorgian

Yeah, “sorry” like the guy who drove through the Chik-fil-A.

Adios, amigo.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 4:36:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: middlegeorgian

Now he can become a productive member of society and aid the economy with his unemployment check.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: F15Eagle

He is only sorry he got caught. It’s the culture at Yahoo.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 4:40:51 PM PDT by magua
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To: middlegeorgian
I hear Helen Thomas is looking for an intern Mr. Chalian ....


9 posted on 08/29/2012 4:46:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: middlegeorgian

What the bleep is wrong with those people?


10 posted on 08/29/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: middlegeorgian

11 posted on 08/29/2012 5:04:42 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: middlegeorgian

Buh-bye you two-faced scumbag! Watch out for the doorknob!


12 posted on 08/29/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: middlegeorgian

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

13 posted on 08/29/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: middlegeorgian

Not only a Lib zealot but a coward too. Come on. Man up and admit that you meant it. Don’t act like a pre-schooler blaming everyone else for breaking the cookie jar.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 5:09:40 PM 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: middlegeorgian
Welcome to FR.

I'll bet Chalian got a call from the White House with a job offer.

5.56mm

15 posted on 08/29/2012 5:15:30 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: middlegeorgian

Seems his “joke” went over well with those in the room. They all giggled. And if there were any men in the room, you couldn’t tell by their laughter.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 5:22:08 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: middlegeorgian; Liz; AT7Saluki
Time to ban all hurricane parties.

Local supermarket, Rouses, reported record alcohol sales the day before Isaac started affecting the city. Family and friends have decided to 'hunker down' together and are having their own hurricane parties. One of the many drinking games involves taking a drink or a shot when the media uses the words hunker down.

17 posted on 08/29/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: middlegeorgian

Just another lie from another Left winger who went to the same “How to Lie and Get Away with it” class as the rest in politics and the media today. It is getting soooo boring and predictable. Wonder which chapter in their book of “Fibs to Fool Fools” this lie is from?


18 posted on 08/29/2012 5:30:06 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Well, at least it was a real apology, instead of the weaselly "I'm sorry that you were offended".

I'm still glad to see him gone. Good riddance.

19 posted on 08/29/2012 5:42:16 PM PDT by wbill
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To: middlegeorgian

He is only saying that because that is what Romney said about his BC joke. He is bitter and angry that he got caught, period!


20 posted on 08/29/2012 5:56:26 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yeah.....sorry he got canned.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 6:16:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Liberty Valance

22 posted on 08/29/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: wbill

Some credit to Yahoo is deserved for taking immediate and decisive action...not like sh**weasel NBC with their “inadvertent” edits that would be “investigated”.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 6:20:07 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: middlegeorgian

Maybe someone could point out to him that his boss, ya know... the guy who is actually supposed to be running the country, is campaigning and watching sports.

It must be dark and lonely inside a liberal’s head.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:21:54 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: MuttTheHoople

sorry that it was on tape


25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:54:13 PM PDT by italianquaker ( 17 percent of the tea partiers support barry obama, the fox poll said so lol)
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To: wbill

As another Freeper pointed out, the speed at which he was fired, and now coupled with a real apology from the guy, shows that even the Anti-American media thinks there is going to be a new party in power come January.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:04:30 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: middlegeorgian
"Well, turns out the GOP’s got a master plan to convince you that he’s not that guy at all but rather some sort of sex-crazed wildman, per archaic racial stereotypes. And the way they’re going to do this is to compare him to Tiger Woods."

Look I happen to think this comparison is exactly right, but not because of the boogeyman nonsense:


27 posted on 08/29/2012 8:05:29 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: Chode

bttt


28 posted on 08/29/2012 11:32:54 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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