Fired From Yahoo For Anti-Romney Bias, A Perfect Fit For Politico
The facade falls away when Politico hires David Chalian.
You'll recall that the Republican convention started in the midst of a full-blown hurricane, a storm some feared would again swamp New Orleans. Of course the Old Media was filled with reminiscences of Hurricane Katrina. Worries for New Orleans' minorities was again everywhere. Speculation that the GOP would cancel its convention was also ubiquitous.
The GOP did postpone its opening day, but decided not to cancel the whole show and this caused some left-wing tongues in the Old Media to start wagging that Republicans were obviously racist. Cue David Chalian who was heard on an open mic perpetrating that very calumny.
On August 28, while in an ABC control room, Chalian unleashed his hateful charge, saying: "They’re not concerned at all. They are happy to have a party with black people drowning."
Yahoo! News fired Chalian almost immediately for that inflammatory remark, as well they should have.
But now, Politico has hired the disgraceful journo to help expand its video operations.
So, why hire a man that Politico knows ahead of time is hateful and bigoted and has admitted with his words and deeds that he is wholly sold out to one side of the political aisle and cannot be expected to be fair in his coverage of the news?
He said he's sorry. See? Problem solved.
Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris admits that he was informed ahead of time about Chalian's bias, but it won't be a problem.