More of this, please!


Yahoo News fires David Chalian

TAMPA, Fla. — 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.

I have to wonder – did he get fired for what he said or for saying it on the air?

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38 Responses to More of this, please!

  1. Oswald says:

    He broke the 11th commandment.

  2. carol haka says:

    Good – one asshole down!

    Still waiting for response from Fox News regarding Palin being called “zealot”.


    I’ll hold my breath.

    • carol haka says:

      Hume has now twittered he used the word “salad”. Hmmm, seems like someone thinks we are all fools. Maybe a fools salad.

      And even if it were the word he used, why wasn’t he listening to Governor Palin? 👿

  3. myiq2xu says:

    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.”

  4. DeniseVB says:

    The guy was probably just snarking, but it did bring on a good discussion on the Politico story. ” Hey, Obama hasn’t stopped campaigning either !” That didn’t seem to concern Chalian ?

    Nor does it concern anyone that traditionaly you don’t campaign during the other party’s convention. Let’s see what Romney does. I hope he goes to NOLA and helps with clean up 😀 Just heard Isaac’s expected to stall over LA for another 24 hours. Yikes.

  5. myiq2xu says:

  6. myiq2xu says:

    Anybody seen ABG lately?

  7. swanspirit says:

    The other morning MIka made a remark about “stupid republicans ” ON AIR and Joe said EXCUSE ME .. and in another segment Chuck Todd said “those idiots at Fox ” ON AIR , and no one even slowed down the conversation. . I am absolutely certain the backroom conversations are much worse than what Chalian happened to get caught saying.

  8. myiq2xu says:

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Faculty Bio:

    Master of Professional Studies in Journalism

    David Chalian is Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief, directing Washington coverage across all broadcast and digital platforms. He previously served as the political editor for PBS NewsHour, managing the editorial content from the NewsHour’s congressional, White House, and Supreme Court beats. He also serves as an on-camera political analyst, appears in regular political webcasts on the Online NewsHour (, co-authors the NewsHour’s daily political newsletter “The Morning Line,” and develops additional original digital political content.

    Under Chalian’s guidance and direction, the PBS NewsHour 2010 midterm political coverage received the Walter Cronkite Award from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California for excellence in television political journalism.

    Prior to joining the NewsHour, Chalian was the political director for ABC News. In this role, he helped oversee the editorial content of all political news across ABC News’ broadcasts and platforms. Chalian created and co-anchored “Top Line,” a daily political webcast on and on ABC News Now, the network’s 24-hour digital outlet. In addition, he provided political commentary and analysis for “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline” and ABC News Radio.

    Chalian won an Emmy Award as part of the team that produced ABC News’ inaugural coverage in January 2009. As part of the team that traveled to Alaska to produce Sarah Palin’s first television interview as the GOP vice presidential nominee (with ABC News’ Charlie Gibson), Chalian received an Emmy Award nomination. In 2006, Chalian received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award as a part of the team at ABC News that produced the live coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI.

    Prior to joining ABC News, Chalian produced “Inside City Hall,” a widely acclaimed nightly political program for NY1 News.

    Chalian resides in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Add a total piece of shit and an epic failure as a journalists. Maybe he can join MSNBC.

    • swanspirit says:

      Oh , so in other words , he is an award winning member of the club that gives awards to each other for thinking like each other , aka group think .

      • Lulu says:

        He is indiscreet. He is also a easily excited idiot. I remember him from when I still watched PBS and he had a hot, sweaty desperate to please toadying demeanor. He keeps going DOWN in the news food chain and I am sure that there have been reasons other than this. Just like the idiot that recorded himself bullying the Chic-Fil-A girl in the drive window, there is a back story of some kind that made Yahoo fire him without a blink or even a discussion. He was a problem and they took this opportunity to get rid of him irregardless of how many Emmy’s his buddies gave him. I guess it would be too much to hope that the news industry takes a hint. They are all expendable and they need to be reminded of it.

  10. hey votermom—–that’s your BTY—–BEST TWEET YET!!!!

    • angienc says:

      BTW Jindal stated that while the Fed Dept of Homeland Security has responded to some of his requests there are some vital ones he really needs approved that they haven’t responded to yet — so don’t let the MSM fool you that Obama has been “on top of this.”

    • gram cracker says:

      Love this comment.
      “Obama needs to announce on Reddit that he’s sending David Challan down to the Gulf immediately to rescue all the threatened people. David’s already shown his deep, deep concern for black people drowning, and his schedule has recently been cleared for the rest of this week.”

  11. angienc says:

    Um Plaquamines Parish — were the flooding is due to the levee not being complete (also not part of the NOLA levee system) — is a very low lying area right on the LA coast line — the people who live there are mostly Cajun shrimpers/fishermen and they are mostly white. Plus there hasn’t been ONE report of any deaths related to the storm in LA.
    I hate when people think every part of LA is NOLA. I’m glad they fired that asshole but the national MSM is doing a shitty job reporting this. People in LA are used to hurricanes; the President of Plaquamines Parish issued a mandatory evacuation; the people who stayed made a fully informed decision to do so — if Isaac hadn’t stalled none of this would have happened; unfortunately, as people on the gulf coast also know, you never know what a storm is going to do until it does it. But everyone was aware of the risks.
    And no one in LA gives a damn if the RNC convention continues — we are aware that the world doesn’t stop for a storm. Seriously, using the progs logic no one should ever do anything because there are people starving in Africa. Or better yet: how can Obama have fundraisers when people are being gunned down in Chicago daily. It’s bullshit and only a complete moron would think much less say it.
    BTW if anyone is curious, my parents & my brother (all in NOL miles & miles from Plaquamines) are all fine — some minor wind damage & no electricty but they were all prepared with bottled water, canned goods, etc.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Every year there is at least one big fire somewhere, and several killer tornadoes. Blizzards, flooding, droughts, earthquakes and riots are regular occurrences.

      The world doesn’t stop turning.

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