Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yahoo News Fires Bureau Chief David Chalian For Asinine Remark About The Romneys

Bye-Bye David Chalian, the Washington bureau chief for Yahoo News, who was caught on tape joking about Mitt and Ann Romney "They are not concerned at all. They are happy to have a party when black people drown", referring to Hurricane Isaac making landfall during the RNC.

What an asinine thing to say, as if the RNC had any control over where and when  the hurricane hit.

Yahoo's statement:

“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.”

David Chalian's apology on his Facebook page:

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.

I bet he is.

What happened to unbiased journalism.


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