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Yahoo News Chief fired for on-air remark: Romneys “happy to have a party while black people drown

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Yahoo just announced they have terminated Chalian effective immediately.





We have no hope for political reform in this country.

It's obviously beyond repair.


The truth is that the real problem is not the candidates or even the media... It's the public.

Look in the mirror people!



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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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One stupid guy, one stupid comment.

Granted, there are a lot of stupid people with a lot of stupid comments, but hardly indicative of the whole.


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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
One stupid guy, one stupid comment.


One more example of how biased towards Obama the media is.

Imagine the up roar from the media if someone on Fox had said, "Obama, happy to have a party while white people drown".

We would never hear the end of it.

This? It will barely be reported.



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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by drwizardphd
One stupid guy, one stupid comment.

Granted, there are a lot of stupid people with a lot of stupid comments, but hardly indicative of the whole.


He happens to be the top 'stupid' news guy at Yahoo.

Some stupid people have more power and influence than other stupid people.

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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He said something very stupid on the air and was promptly fired by Yahoo (who then apologized). I am not sure how else they could have handled the situation.

It actually shows that Yahoo does not support that kind of behavior (which is what we want, right?)



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by Elton
He said something very stupid on the air and was promptly fired by Yahoo (who then apologized). I am not sure how else they could have handled the situation.

It actually shows that Yahoo does not support that kind of behavior (which is what we want, right?)


I'm not sure how you so easily draw that conclusion?

I think it further exposes the extreme degree to which political bias drives news decisions in this country.

He wasn't someone at the bottom the totem pole. He was the one SELECTED as the top news guy at Yahoo.


I think the only thing that might have surpised Yahoo about Chalian was his recklessness in publicly exposing his obvious lack of objectivity.

The fact that they seek to mitigate the consequences is hardly a pass for Yahoo, imo.
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:24 PM
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I don't get the big deal I say MUCH worse things on a daily basis.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

One more example of how biased towards Obama the media is.



Yes.

That's why Yahoo fired him.

Just to prove their bias towards Obama.

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by BritofTexas

Originally posted by ollncasino

One more example of how biased towards Obama the media is.



Yes.

That's why Yahoo fired the him.

Just to prove their bias towards Obama.


Or maybe they revealed this to put Obama on fire



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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I often wonder why someone in such a position would say something so stupid on television.

Fishing for some political position?

Is it just really, really, really bad judgement?

Maybe a simple slip?



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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He wasn't fired for saying it.

He was fired because he got caught saying it.

Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiig difference.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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Indeed it is...

But like I said, he is only a symptom of a deeper problem.

The electorate is broken beyond repair.

Plain and simple.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by loam
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Indeed it is...

But like I said, he is only a symptom of a deeper problem.

The electorate is broken beyond repair.

Plain and simple.

With all due respect, I'd like to disagree.
I'll explain.

You can't treat an illness if it doesn't show symptoms. Just because the illness is "grave" doesn't mean you start buying a funeral plot. You treat it aggressively.

Just my humble opinion, of course.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Maybe it's my general mood of late, but I think the patient is already dead. No point in trying to cure the symptoms or disease.


I have thought about this long and hard. We have the state of affairs we are in NOT because of the parties...or executive or legislative or judicial branches...We are where we are because of the public!

Unless you know something I don't know, this problem seems way too big to easily fix.

If I really think about what scares me the most today, it's the PEOPLE.


One needs only to scan the daily headlines or step out the front door to frequently experience some of the most wacked people you can imagine.

I now realize why after 6000 years of recorded human history, we have NEVER gotten the governance thing fully right.


Maybe I'm wrong in my impressions....but I doubt it.


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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Yeah, I live in the UK. Our presenters say stuff like this on TV all the time!

We have some shows which are dedicated to saying things like this and we barely raise an eyebrow.

He was insinuating that Romney is racist, the Republican party is often called racist because some members are.

There are undesirables in all political parties, I don't think the statement was at all shocking.

Romney can always just demonstrate his lack of racist attitude by not doing anything or saying anything racist, nowt to get bothered about.

I think it's ridiculous that he got fired for saying it.
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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And yet I still feel safe in daring to proclaim that ALL politics is theater!

A person does not become a news bureau chief in Washington DC without amassing some political currency. And this man, after having worked for Disney's ABC, and Yahoo, suddenly decides to tell another person his perception that 'race' is something that matters to the candidate (and his party)

Then there is the recently reported other 'racial' allusion by the Washington Post "In modern GOP, the old South returns"..... obviously, a racial thread is being generated just in time for the election cycle... of course there are those who will maintain there has always been a racial element to the political 'theater' ... especially since the last election.

People's emotions and attention will be turned to this nonsense as if it mattered.

I struggle to remain civil when I remind people that these politicians are ALL OLD FRIENDS and that this is a GAME to them... sort of like the OSCARS.... it's about the show - not the substance.

Does race matter? I don't know... does blood-type matter?

I suspect we will be seeing this current member of the political circus the media puts on in a prominent new role - it will just be elsewhere.... because he made the necessary "racial" distraction stick... they gotta keep us divided - lest we wake up to their 'members only' gravy train.

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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1. What is it about hurricanes in New Orleans that instinctively makes people say some of the dumbest statements ever public ally made? The politicians from Louisiana stayed in Louisiana to work while the hurricane struck. For the most part, they are the only politicians who would have been at the RNC who have any obligation or reasonable expectation to deal with the effects of a hurricane. There is no standing president at the RNC, and there has been no call for Congress to vote on any aid or resolutions regarding hurricane damage so far...

2. Why, oh why, if a Yahoo! writer was making this comment and being fired for it, couldn't it have been Chris Chase?



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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The person deserved to be fired. Well done Yahoo! for jumping right on that immediately. Stupid and reckless comment.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by Threegirls
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Yeah, I live in the UK. Our presenters say stuff like this on TV all the time!

We have some shows which are dedicated to saying things like this and we barely raise an eyebrow.

He was insinuating that Romney is racist, the Republican party is often called racist because some members are.

There are undesirables in all political parties, I don't think the statement was at all shocking.

Romney can always just demonstrate his lack of racist attitude by not doing anything or saying anything racist, nowt to get bothered about.

I think it's ridiculous that he got fired for saying it.
edit on 29-8-2012 by Threegirls because: To add point


Romney, I really hate the guy. But, in no way do I think he is racist, not in the slightest. Patrician and elitist towards everyone, absolutely but not a racist. However, a great many in his party are.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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wheres the right for a journalist to express his own op. so what if thats how he feels everyone else feels its right to allocate resources protecting peoples right to hate by proxy of free speech and his comment seemed correct as politically as i can tell.




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