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CNN’s new Political Director smeared Romneys as racist in 2012

CNN’s new Political Director smeared Romneys as racist in 2012

“They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

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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Another “progressive” projecting HIS racism on those he hates.

What an envious, evil-minded creep.

Big deal! One more left wing puke washes up at CNN. He might as well have joined a monastery considering CNN’s lack of viewers.

It’s a good sign.

CNN is opting for transparency at last!

Obviously, they want to compete with MSNBC for who can be the most radical leftist propaganda channel on basic cable.


Is it any wonder? Didn’t Jeff Zucker oversee NBC’s fall from #1 in ratings to #4? And then co-produce the smash hit Couric vehicle “Katie”? Oops, another bomb, like his brainchild “Joey” (a spinoff of “Friends’).

Why would you hire this loser unless you wanted to finish the destruction of your network?

He’s doing a fine job so far!

casualobserver | June 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I’m not sure how much the existing obvious bias and this guy’s hiring will matter to CNN’s bottom line. They are pretty up front by indicating the survival of the network depends on non-news programming. So at least they are finding a way to finance the news effort, which I guess makes them feel justified for any bias they show. It won’t be about demand, it will be about their personal satisfaction.

CNN = Corrosive Naming Network; hate needed another outlet.

Henry Hawkins | June 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Given their content, CNN is justified in giving up on the center and the right among potential viewers. Hiring this guy is like a pol appointing someone only to protect his/her base. Besides, he’ll be working at the WH by next spring.

He keeps using that word. I don’t think it means what he thinks it means.

Loving, nurturing, and raising someone from a different “race” (i.e. tribe) automatically disqualifies the logic and legitimacy of the racist label.