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Yahoo Fires Bureau Chief For Romney Remark [VIDEO]

Yahoo News has fired its Washington bureau chief after he was caught on a microphone saying Mitt Romney and his wife were “happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

David Chalian
David Chalian (Twitter)

Company spokeswoman Anne Espiritu said Wednesday that David Chalian’s remark was inappropriate and does not represent Yahoo’s views. She says Yahoo is apologizing to the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters, and has reached out to the campaign to convey the message.

Chalian made the remark during a “hot mic” moment before Yahoo began its live coverage of the GOP convention on Tuesday evening. Yahoo is streaming coverage in association with ABC News.

“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

The remark is an apparent reference to the GOP convention happening as Hurricane Isaac hits the Louisiana coast.

Meanwhile, a Twitter broke out after the firing was announced among those  support Chalian and those who believe the incident is an example of a liberal bend among those in the news media.

Gwen Ifill, who worked with Chalian during his time at PBS, tweeted her support. Ifill moderated the Vice Presidential debates in 2004 and 2008.

Gwen Ifill support
Gwen Ifill of PBS tweets her support of former co-worker David Chalain. (Twitter)

 


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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