Yahoo News Chief Caught Saying Romneys "Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown" Update: Fired!

August 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm (ABC News, Ann Romney, Black People Drown, David Chalian, Mitt Romney, Racism, Republican National Convention, Tampa, Washington, Yahoo)

This is the prevailing attitude of your modern mainstream media.  Presented without much commentary, as it pretty much speaks for itself.

Via NewsBusters:

During live coverage of the Republican National Convention here in Tampa, Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian provided the perfect example of the pervasive anti-Republican bias Mitt Romney faces in his bid to unseat President Barack Obama.

In video broadcast Monday night by ABC and Yahoo over the Internet, Chalian can be heard claiming that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are unconcerned about the fate of residents of the New Orleans area who are currently being hit by Hurricane Isaac.

“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party when black people drown.”

That line elicits laughter from several employees listening in on the joke.

Well that didn’t take long.  Chalian has been fired effective immediately.
Politico reports:  

“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.”

I’m certain there’s an opening for him at MSNBC. 

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