This is typical of the attitude of the mainstream media towards Republicans, Conservatives and Libertarians. You may have heard in the video the laughter from others at his callous joke .
TAMPA, Fla. -- Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic during an online video broadcast 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. (Now confirmed: see below)[...]
UPDATE (1:30 p.m.): Yahoo News confirms:
David Chalian has tweeted an apology, but his Twitter bio still lists him as Yahoo! News Washington Bureau Chief. Chalian needs to update it to Ex Yahoo douche bag."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."
I am profoundly sorry for making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke. Full statement here: facebook.com/davidchalian
— David Chalian (@DavidChalian) August 29, 2012
MSNBC will probably hire him and give him a big raise. Wait...maybe it will be PBS. PBS managing editor, moderator of Washington Week and a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Gwen Ifill, tweeted her support for David Chalian and called him "God's gift to political journalism."
One mistake does not change this.
@davidchalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid
— gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) August 29, 2012