Yahoo News fires reporter over black people remark
TAMPA, FLORIDA: In wake of David Chalain’s comment about ‘black people drowning’ Yahoo News confirms that they’ve fired the reporter and apologized to Romney & his staff.
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,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
The joke in question:
They are happy to have a party with black people drowning,” said a voice off-camera, later identified as Chalian, as video of the Romneys played on screen. Other people could be heard laughing at the comment.Sidenote: I wouldn’t be to shocked if a comment did come out of Romney’s camp alike this one.
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