Gwen Ifill Calls David Chalian "God's Gift To Journalism"
After he was caught on tape claiming that Republicans like to party while black people drown.
While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News’ DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are “happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.
Here are three political journalists who could not see what all the fuss was about.
David Chalian is a great guy, a terrific journalist and not someone — in my experience — who thumbs the scale. I wish him the best…
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 29, 2012
One mistake does not change this.
@davidchalian is God’s gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid
— gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) August 29, 2012
Keep in mind: These are all unbiased and ever vigilant member of the mainstream news media who you should trust.Terrible, cowardly decision by Yahoo! to fire
@davidchalian, 1 of the best and fairest political journalists in this business. RT if u agree
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 29, 2012