But I Trust the News
Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief David Chalian was fired on Wednesday after a hot-mic incident during an online broadcast from the GOP convention in Tampa.
During the broadcast, Chalian can be heard saying that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were “not concerned at all” and “happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Chalian seemed to be referring to the simultaneous occurrence of the GOP convention convening in Tampa and Hurricane Isaac hammering its way across the gulf coast and through New Orleans.
Now, it’s never been my bleat that the mainstream news distorts the facts as much as that they choose what facts to include, or what excerpts of Chris Christie’s speech last night to run.
Or what to put on the front page instead of burying it on Page A32. Or what to put in the headline, or above the fold, for the “Low Information” reader who glances at the news rather than delving into it. Or what picture to run, the subject looking Kennedyesque or Neumann-like. [As in “Alfred E.”]
Hell, I was on the high school yearbook. I regret what we did to poor Mr. McFadden, even if he was a twit.
So when you tell me that this guy’s a bureau chief with Yahoo News, making the call about what to run and how and when, and then they catch him saying positively hateful and infantile stuff about the guy he’s obviously not voting for, I’m like, WTF.
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