During a commercial break on Yahoo’s live-stream of the RNC today, Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief David Chalian quipped to colleagues that the Romneys are “happy to have a party when black people drown,” and that “they’re not concerned at all” about Louisiana residents as Hurricane Isaac made landfall.
After audio of the remark surfaced, Yahoo fired Chalian almost immediately.
Of course we now know that Chalian’s comment was more accurate that he was probably aware of, because ABC had not yet published their story on Romney’s donor retreat aboard the Cracker Bay where the masters of the universe wined and dined under a waving Cayman Islands flag.
After firing Chalian, Yahoo issued an apology to the Romneys!
“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.”
Yahoo would like to apologize for this shakedown wherein someone was accidentally caught telling the uncomfortable truth that everyone already knows.
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for the apology for saying the NAACP wants more free stuff, for referring to President Obama as a welfare, affirmative action president, and for endorsing a budget that would obliterate the social contract.
If President Obama, or members his campaign team, had been caught partying on a super yacht under a foreign flag as Hurricane Isaac made landfall, would anyone apologize to him for the inevitable freak-out?
I don’t think so.