Yahoo News Fires Lowlife ‘Reporter’ Who Said Romneys Were ‘Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown’

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

As Newsbusters reported earlier today, Yahoo reporter Daviad Chalian was busted on audio saying the Romneys were  “happy to have a party when black people drown,” a statement which makes normal people recoil in horror but elicits giggles from his cohorts.

Clearly facing no recourse, this scumbag has been terminated (via John E.).

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.

The conservative media watchdog organization NewsBusters first posted audio of Chalian’s remarks, but referred to him as an ABC News employee (and offered slightly inaccurate transcription). ABC News spokesperson Julie Townsend informed the organization that Chalian was with Yahoo.

Chalian probably  has a future with the Obama campaign. Meanwhile, Chalian is also employed at Georgetown. I wonder how long he’ll remain there?

Oddly, he’s still listed as a member of the Yahoo elections team.



3 Responses to “Yahoo News Fires Lowlife ‘Reporter’ Who Said Romneys Were ‘Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown’”

  1. Max Entropy on 29/29/12 at 3:42 pm

    Meanwhile, the president attended fundraisers yesterday while Isaac went ashore in LA.

  2. Guaman on 29/29/12 at 3:43 pm

    Sometimes when the veil is inadvertently pulled back the revealed bias is seriously ugly. Suspicions that there is no objectivity at all within the ranks of journalism are confirmed.

    This reporter’s heavily partisan position had to be known amongst the peer group all along. Either his associates and supervisors are gutless or of a similar belief system.

    The long march has gone through academia and schools of journalism in particular.

    Thanks to Al Gore and his internet, untruths can be corrected.

  3. Blue Hen on 29/29/12 at 3:53 pm

    He was a proud graduate of the Sparta school of Journolists Motto: Don’t get caught. It sounds loftier in Latin, but then, what doesn’t?

    Gerogetown University is a Catholic institution. Maybe the Democrats can light candles in Charlotte and ask Cardinal Dolan to not can him.