While conservatives were outraged when they heard Yahoo News' DC bureau chief David Chalian remark that Republicans are "happy to have a party with black people drowning—a reference to the Republican convention taking place while Hurricane Isaac batters Louisiana—some of his fellow journalists rallied to his side.
Here are three political journalists who could not see what all the fuss was about.
David Chalian is a great guy, a terrific journalist and not someone — in my experience — who thumbs the scale. I wish him the best…
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 29, 2012
— gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) August 29, 2012
Terrible, cowardly decision by Yahoo! to fire
@davidchalian, 1 of the best and fairest political journalists in this business. RT if u agree
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 29, 2012