Yahoo News fires D.C. bureau chief over Romney remarks

Yahoo News fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on a hot-mic saying of Mitt and Ann Romney: “They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning” because of Hurricane Isaac.

Yahoo says in a release:

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.

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* Conservative website Newsbusters was the first to report the comments (