Yahoo bureau chief: The GOP is happy to have a party while black people drown

posted at 2:01 pm on August 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters. He’s now the former bureau chief:

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.”

It’s interesting that ABC, which was initially blamed for Chalian’s remark, was so quick to identify him as the culprit. They could have gone the NBC route and refused to say, insisting only that it was “someone who doesn’t work for our news department.” Maybe they got enough grief for Brian Ross’s insta-scapegoating of tea partiers after the Aurora shooting that they decided they weren’t going to take any new heat from the right on this, even if that meant naming Chalian as the offender.

Anyway, an important lesson here for the media: The next time you’re riffing with your colleagues about how much Republicans hate minorities, check the mics in the room first. Or take Patrick Brennan’s advice and jump to a network where the last tattered pretense of objectivity was discarded long ago:

Exit question: Was Chalian’s comment really the most egregious smear of convention-goers yesterday? Read Timothy Carney’s post before you answer.


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There is no liberal bias in the press. None.

Good Lt on August 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This greasy, little boy has been fired. Or so it’s been reported.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Exit question: Was Chalian’s comment really the most egregious smear of convention-goers yesterday? Read Timothy Carney’s post before you answer.

I’d say NBC hiding any evidence of non-white speakers at the convention was a f**king disgrace and a new low, even for the people who wrote Keith Olbermann paychecks for years.

fiatboomer on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

He was just fired, via Politico.

The Count on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Nah Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah Nahhh

Hey-ey-eyyy Gooood-byyyyye!

FlatFoot on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Allah, he’s been fired.

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Exit question: Was Chalian’s comment really the most egregious smear of convention-goers yesterday?

Maybe not, but it was the costliest. We need to fight back against this garbage. It’s obvious based on the coverage yesterday that there’s a coordinated effort to minimize the presence of minorities at the convention as well as accuse the Romney campaign and the GOP both subtly and implicitly of racism. We’ve already seen with the firing of Chalian, that these news organizations(and I use that term generously) will buckle under pressure when called out for these smears.

Doughboy on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He has been terminated effective immediately.

Buh-bye.

strictnein on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He broke the 11th commandment.

myiq2xu on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He was just fired, via Politico.

The Count on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Didn’t see that was reported in the story. Sorry AP!

The Count on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Allah, he’s been fired.

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I believe AP covered that with the “former bureau chief” line.

Doughboy on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Why is it that it’s the oppressive-left that focuses on skin color first and foremost?

Chip on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Allah, he’s been fired.

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He stated that in the first line?

Via Newsbusters. He’s now the former bureau chief:

strictnein on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Where was Obama?

And has he released to emergency funds yet?

Ben Hur on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!

Riiiiiiight.

Kataklysmic on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Bye a**hole!

I’m SO sick of getting slandered as racist for being conservative. These people are shameless and I’m glad to see them finally having some accountability for their despicable attempts to Alinsky all of us.

Eviva on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

David Chalian will end up being Chris Matthews’ fluffer.

And MSNBC will do its part to lower The Commie’s unemployment figure – by 1 greasy, little boy.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Happy this worm has been given the ax! Just one on a list of hundreds of others who need the same thing with the way the spin R’s and what we want/feel about the ‘race’ thing.
L

letget on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Allah, he’s been fired.

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Oops, I should read all of the post before commenting. My apologies Allah.

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

He will have a primetime show on MSNBC by this evening.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

we are being attacked as racists no matter what we do. It’s time we boomerang this back at them, they are the racists, knocking us down. It’s time we harden our resolve, and find out who is with us and who is against us.

anotherJoe on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Whatever it’s worth, I’m pretty sure the joke this ABC/Yahoo guy said could be said *on air* without repercussions at MSNBC.
— Patrick Brennan (@ptbrennan11) August 29, 2012

“MSNBC proudly welcomes it’s newest contributor: David Chalian”

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Spot on by Patrick ….

Despicable crickets chirping on this one….another if a conservative said this part 742

cmsinaz on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Terminated immediately. Lands on his feet at some other big media news portal, and probably with an increase in salary, by Labor Day.

jon1979 on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Why does Kanye West hate White people?

Strike Hornet on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

There is no liberal bias in the press. None.

Good Lt on August 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

…zero!…nada!…they are even frightened by it!

KOOLAID2 on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

They really think this. Sad.

thebrokenrattle on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Good on them for firing him.

changer1701 on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Was Chalian’s comment really the most egregious smear of convention-goers yesterday?

No, just the most straightforward.

Mr. D on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Reading other Yahoo articles, I still don’t trust them. The rest are just as biased as this clown.

rbj on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Grim Milestone: Obama’s 112th round of golf while New Orleans drowns.

The Chewbacca Defense on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Scum of the earth. I’m referring, by the way, to the entire DNC propaganda chumming media.

MTF on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I wonder how Juan Williams’s day is going. I doubt he’s reading twitter.

a capella on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

This guy is just made for the one of the Comcast owned lineup…

d1carter on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I’d say NBC hiding any evidence of non-white speakers at the convention was a f**king disgrace and a new low, even for the people who wrote Keith Olbermann paychecks for years.

fiatboomer

No. No. Didn’t you see? Mediate completely justified their non-coverage because FoxNews was not covering some of those speakers. With the exception of Artur Davis, Mediate says, Fox didn’t cover any of the other minority speakers. Therefore, the charge of racism is just laughable.

SO b/c Fox did it, it is now ok for MSDNC to do it, or something.

JAM on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Huh. The voice that said the “party” bit sounds like that of a woman to me.

Book on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

He has been terminated effective immediately.

Wise move on Yahoo’s part. They don’t want to alienate half of their market.

No worries for the guy, though. MSNBC will pick him up, he’s a perfect fit.

iurockhead on August 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

And so it is …Obama the Great, has cured the great racial divide in America

koaiko on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

From the comments at the Carney piece:

The Democrats are just trying to win an election to save the country from right wing maniacs.

It’s all good, bro!

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

He will have a primetime show on MSNBC by this evening.

Philly on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

My thoughts exactly. Who would dare hire a notably biased reporter caught blasting a Republican Presidential candidate? Why MSNBC, that’s who!

henzou on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!.

Unadulterated fertilizer.
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The Mainstream Media is overwhelmingly populated and dominated by David Chalians.
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Doubtless this creep is getting high fives from his fellow hive journ-O-listers.
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You did notice the approving laughter and giggling accompanying the ‘joke’ , didn’t you?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

hell be anchoring his own show on mslsd or current(tee hee) by next week

tom daschle concerned on August 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I believe AP covered that with the “former bureau chief” line.

Doughboy on August 29, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I don’t think that that was in the original thread. If it was, then I, too, apologize for not having seen it.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Democrats will be happy to party while the country drowns in red ink from their idiotic, counterproductive and worthless programs.

NoDonkey on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Speaking of Yahoo stories:

http://news.yahoo.com/race-incident-sees-republican-convention-expulsions-155400054.html

I have yet to see any reports of who those two are.

Stu Gotts on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

“Yahoo acted stupidly (because they got caught)…”
~Barkey

Strike Hornet on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Terminated immediately. Lands on his feet at some other big media news portal, and probably with an increase in salary, by Labor Day.

jon1979 on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Yep. Made his bones. Street creds established.

a capella on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!

and mandatory training starts Sept 5th on protocol around live mikes and concerns/pitfalls.

arnold ziffel on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

“take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/20/conservatives-karl-rove-and-fred-barnes-respond-to-journolist-racist-post/

ninjapirate on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

What about all those that were giggling and laughing..?

d1carter on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I’m sure he was taught think like that in journalism school in his introductory Bias Aganst Republicans 101 class.

maubman on August 29, 2012 at 2:12 PM

In other news, water is wet.

So an MSM asswipe gets caught on a hot mike.

Big deal.

Nothings gonna change if you play their game.

Unfortunately, this is a concept the Geniuses at GOP Central Command just can’t seem to get their Big Heads around.

Bruno Strozek on August 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

We will suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune rained down on us from the left, and we will prevail. Let’s face it, the Dems are defeated, they know they’re defeated, they’ve got nothing at all to run on. It’s still two months out from the election and they’re already out of ammunition so they’re resorting to the only thing left, ad hominem attacks and ridiculous charges of racism. How tired the country is going to be of all this by November 6th, and how sweet will be the crushing defeat of the left’s icon.

Trafalgar on August 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Welcome to the 8.3%, amigo.

hungrymongo on August 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Terminated immediately. Lands on his feet at some other big media news portal, and probably with an increase in salary, by Labor Day.

jon1979 on August 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Yep. Made his bones. Street creds established.

a capella on August 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Indeed. Before today, nobody had ever heard of David Chalian.

Bitter Clinger on August 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

UPDATE:

Race baiting jerk fired for being a race-baiting jerk!!

Liberty or Death on August 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Wait…does that mean that every thing this guy reported on or wrote while he was with ABC, PBS and Yahoo! might have been tainted and tilted to the left?

THE HORROR!

You mean ALL THIS TIME he wasn’t being objective!

What the HELL is going on!

HA! HA!

Opposite Day on August 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

He used to be editor of the PBS NewHour…jus’ sayin’.

d1carter on August 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Exit question: Was Chalian’s comment really the most egregious smear of convention-goers yesterday? Read Timothy Carney’s post before you answer.

I’d say NBC hiding any evidence of non-white speakers at the convention was a f**king disgrace and a new low, even for the people who wrote Keith Olbermann paychecks for years.

fiatboomer on August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That wasn’t a smear.

That was pretending black and Latino people don’t exist.

Deliberately ignoring Blacks and Latinos? Sounds like out and out racism, to me…

JohnGalt23 on August 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Welcome to the 8.3%, amigo.

hungrymongo on August 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Adam Smith, the Stormtrooper, and that cute redhead offer their condolences.

Doughboy on August 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Allahpundit’s here early today.

Is he down with the good RNC vibes yet?

22044 on August 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Meanwhile Obama is out there conning the rubes into giving him money…while black people drown. What an ass.

Terrye on August 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Ann Romney is breaking everyone’s heart on C-SPAN right now.

John the Libertarian on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Has anyone noticed that other than a few exceptions, all the talk on blogs and social media today are about this hot-mic story, Juan William’s insult of Mrs. Romney, MSNBC’s lack of coverage of minority speeches – instead of discussing the substance of the speeches?

Pat yourselves on the back liberal media, mission accomplished!

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

“Back in 2008, David Chalian produced Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin.”

sentinelrules on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

The GOP drowns black people.

When will they stop drowning black people.

Can anyone stop the GOP from drowning black people?

There should be a law against the GOP drowning black people.

When will this drowning of black people ever end?

SparkPlug on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I have a really bad feeling about all of this.

It’s just not sitting well in my gut – things are ramping up like nothing I have ever seen in my 30 years of voting.

At this rate – when Romney/Ryan win – what then?

tru2tx on August 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Speaking of hating minorities, anybody heard anything about this CNN African American camerawoman at the RNC and the two idiots who threw peanuts at her while calling her an animal? It’s a top headline at Yahoo.

http://news.yahoo.com/race-incident-sees-republican-convention-expulsions-155400054.html

WordsMatter on August 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Of course, you just know that the Dems would cancel their convention if a hurricane struck next week.

NeighborhoodCatLady on August 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM

The only major politician who did not alter his or her schedule because of Isaac – is Barack Obama.

TarheelBen on August 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM

He’ll be changing Obermann’s litter box by tonight…

PatriotRider on August 29, 2012 at 2:22 PM

What an ass.

Terrye on August 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Hey Terrye, just don’t add the word “wipe” to your description. Seems Hot Gas finds that too “offensive” to post, especially when referring to the subject of this thread.

(Oh fer two on that today.)

Bruno Strozek on August 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I have a really bad feeling about all of this.

It’s just not sitting well in my gut – things are ramping up like nothing I have ever seen in my 30 years of voting.

At this rate – when Romney/Ryan win – what then?

tru2tx on August 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I’ve had that same feeling for months…

PatriotRider on August 29, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Limbaugh was reporting it and played the audio. Don’t mess with Rush.

Marcus on August 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Pat yourselves on the back liberal media, mission accomplished!

Flora Duh on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Right on the mark Flora.

WisRich on August 29, 2012 at 2:24 PM

MSNBC:

This is breaking news. David Chalian, a journalist of the highest integrity, has been smeared and unjustly fired for simply telling the truth. Why? Why, at this critical stage in our country’s progressive development and enlightenment, does this truth-teller have to be sacrificed, on the altar of Republican lies, for saying what is obviously a known truth?

America, weeps. And will weep much more.

David Chalian, we stand with you. With tears of determination.

/ [Kinda sorta]

OhEssYouCowboys on August 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Speaking of hating minorities, anybody heard anything about this CNN African American camerawoman at the RNC and the two idiots who threw peanuts at her while calling her an animal? It’s a top headline at Yahoo.

It’s disgraceful that they’re names aren’t released. I hope the people in charge checked for plants… if they’re not plants they need to be shunned.

ninjapirate on August 29, 2012 at 2:26 PM

their

ninjapirate on August 29, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Speaking of Yahoo stories:

http://news.yahoo.com/race-incident-sees-republican-convention-expulsions-155400054.html

I have yet to see any reports of who those two are.

Stu Gotts on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Those obnoxious morons were ejected from the Convention. There are bad actors in any group, but the MSM will undoubtedly try to akinize the GOP with the story.

bayview on August 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM

AND he didn’t say “African-American.”

Ben Hur on August 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Thank goodness Yahoo is capable of behaving like an adult when confronted with the consequences of their poor hiring practices.

tuffy on August 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Speaking of hating minorities, anybody heard anything about this CNN African American camerawoman at the RNC and the two idiots who threw peanuts at her while calling her an animal? It’s a top headline at Yahoo.

It’s disgraceful that they’re names aren’t released. I hope the people in charge checked for plants… if they’re not plants they need to be shunned.

ninjapirate on August 29, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The story/post/tweet was submitted by David Shuster, another disgruntled liberal journalist ex-MSNBC contributor. Not saying it isn’t true but I’m going to need corroboration by a more credible source.

sherry on August 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I have yet to see any reports of who those two are.

Stu Gotts on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Plants by the left to further their false “racism” meme…it’s an astroturf job for sure, don’t put it past the lefty socialist/marxists to try anything to win this!

Liberty or Death on August 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I bet these comments are made a daily basis by the MSM off air. They happend to be caught now. If the mike was off this moron would still working for this “news” outlet. Give me a break.

Erikimmigrant on August 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Has there ever been a hot mic statement bashing liberals in such a crude way? At Fox News? Or anywhere? I doubt it.

The Rogue Tomato on August 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Those obnoxious morons were ejected from the Convention. There are bad actors in any group, but the MSM will undoubtedly try to akinize the GOP with the story.

bayview on August 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Don’t forget the “Republican” women, who are now supporting The Commie.

There was an earlier thread, which showed tha, at least one of them, was a dyed-in-the-wool Commie and, therefore, a liar and a plant.

We shall see what the truth about these 2 people is. If they, truly, acted that way, then they are the dregs of humanity. If they are Commie plants, then they, too, are the dregs of humanity.

This just doesn’t smell right.

OhEssYouCowboys on August 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Heh, What comes around goes around…

fistbump on August 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Speaking of hating minorities, anybody heard anything about this CNN African American camerawoman at the RNC and the two idiots who threw peanuts at her while calling her an animal? It’s a top headline at Yahoo.

Because she worked at CNN or because she’s black?

Ben Hur on August 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Chalian, when he was with ABC was “responsible for all editorial content in political reporting”. He decided the memes that would be reported, in other words. Then he made his way to PBS, where his ideology fit right in, and was asked to teach aspiring journalists at Georgetown. From there he went to Yahoo, where his powerful job again involved setting the tone for political reporting across their platforms.

This is what we are dealing with: ideologues moving from one failing business to the next, spouting hate. What idiots the people are running these businesses! Don’t they have any desire to succeed in business?

The media has failed America with their unadulterated propagandizing, and that’s one of the great unwritten stories of the modern political era.

MTF on August 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Any word of whether he has been hired by MSNBC yet? Him and Tingles would love each other.

milcus on August 29, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I have yet to see any reports of who those two are.

Stu Gotts on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Hopefully their names will be released so a bit more investigation can be done. Were they plants? Were they racists or just stupidly objecting to CNN? And so forth.

That they were immediately ejected was good, not that any action would change the minds of the savages on the left.

iconoclast on August 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

He broke the 11th commandment.

myiq2xu on August 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

“Don’t get caught”

Red Cloud on August 29, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Good. He deserved to be fired.

Greg Q on August 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM

“Back in 2008, David Chalian produced Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin.”

sentinelrules on August 29, 2012 at 2:19 PM

So one azzwpipe retired, and the other just got fired?

Good trend….IF we can keep it going.

ToddPA on August 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Multiple comments about this guy getting another job with a different organization.
Where are the queries to the heads of these organizations asking if they would hire an individual making these comments?
Get them on record now as to their views in regards to employment. What they going to say? Yes? No? Maybe? Any answer other than ‘no’ would indicate acceptance of this attitude.

News2Use on August 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

He will be hired this afternoon by another alphabet network.

Count it.

CorporatePiggy on August 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I’m pretty sure the joke this ABC/Yahoo guy said could be said *on air* without repercussions at MSNBC

well, you know that they believe it….

/prejudice

ted c on August 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

OT
Maybe Rasmussen and Q poll are right that the Senate race in CT may be a surprise. They had McMahon up 3.

Today PPP comes up with a poll that shows Murphy up 4 (48 vs 44, 8% undecided)

Party breakdown

Democrat 46%
Republican 25%
Independent/Other 29%

+21 D is rich, even for CT. (state’s registered voter statistics 37 vs 20)

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Linda McMahon?
Favorable 45%
Unfavorable 47%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Chris Murphy?
Favorable 39%
Unfavorable 41%

bayview on August 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM

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