The Washington Bureau Chief for Yahoo! News was fired today for his hateful comment directed at Republicans, a comment that was made live during coverage of the Republican National Convention. Not realizing he was close to a hot mic, David Chalian made the following slur which brought amused laughter from his colleagues:
“They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”
A spokesperson for Yahoo! had this to say concerning Mr. Chalian:
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. Fox News
Mr. Chalian’s illustrious career has included a sojourn at PBS where he served as Political Director for the PBS NewsHour. Well, that seems to explain a lot—the incestuous progressive fraternity of media retreads has much to do with the outrageous Left-wing bias that permeates what passes for news today.