Do you remember David Chalian? He was a reporter for Yahoo! back in 2012 and while covering the Republican National Convention he was caught on tape smearing the Romneys and implying that they were racists as to blacks suffering from Hurricane Isaac:

“They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning…”

CNN just hired him as their new political director.

Geoffrey Dickens of News Busters has the details:

CNN’s New Political Director in 2012: Romneys Would Be ‘Happy to Have a Party with Black People Drowning’

On Friday, CNN announced that David Chalian would be named as their new political director. Chalian is most famous for making an obnoxious remark about Mitt and Ann Romney during the 2012 Republican National Convention.

On August 29, 2012, in live video inadvertently distributed by, the-then Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief claimed the Romneys didn’t care about New Orleans residents being hit by Hurricane Isaac as he blurted: “They aren’t concerned at all. They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

Here’s the clip.

Nick Massella of Media Bistro broke the story on Friday:

David Chalian Named CNN Political Director

A Friday afternoon announcement within CNN named “Crossfire” supervising producer David Chalian CNN Political Director.

Chalian, who joined the network in July 2013 after serving as VP of video programming for POLITICO, will manage CNN’s political reporters and producers and oversee all political coverage.

Prior to POLITICO, Chalian was the political director for ABC News during the 2008 presidential campaign, Washington bureau chief for Yahoo News, and political editor for PBS “NewsHour.”

By hiring Mr. Chalian as their political director, CNN is sending a very clear message. No one has to wonder about Chalian’s political leanings. He’s made his position quite clear.

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