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Yahoo News fires David Chalian over Romney remark

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

When Yahoo News announced former PBS NewsHour political analyst (and before that ABC News political director) David Chalian as its Washington bureau chief last year it was considered a big coup for a struggling online portal in need of news chops. Today, they’ve fired him, after a hot-mic at the GOP convention caught him saying this about Mitt and Ann Romney:

“They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning” [because of Hurricane Isaac].

The comment was picked up by NewsBusters, a conservative media watchdog site, the NYT says.

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