“They’re not concerned at all. They are happy to have a party while black people are drowning,” according to Yahoo’s D.C. Bureau Chief David Chalian in reference to the Republicans attending the convention during Hurricane Isaac.
Chalian was caught making the remark on a hot mic during an ABC/Yahoo podcast. This purveyor of bias is also a journalism professor at Georgetown. [Georgetown must have a marvelous journalism school]
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.
Chalian, obviously under the delusion that we are all stupid, said the following in the way of a lame excuse:
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.
Obviously, Chalian can’t cover the RNC objectively. How many other Pravda-like news people are out there who think the same way?
Chalian was fired. Yahoo tweeted the following: David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated.