David Chalian http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21681/all en CNN’s New Political Director in 2012: Romneys Would Be 'Happy to Have a Party with Black People Drowning' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-new-political-director-2012-romneys-would-be-happy-have-party-black-people-drowning <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/DavidChalian-ABC-TW-2012-07-29.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" width="300" />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.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Geoffrey Dickens is Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/GCDickens" target="_blank">Follow Geoffrey Dickens on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-new-political-director-2012-romneys-would-be-happy-have-party-black-people-drowning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Romney CNN David Chalian Mitt Romney Republican National Convention Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:33:50 +0000 geoff.dickens 46420 at http://mrc.org Republicans "Have a Party" Even as "Black People Drown" http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/republicans-have-party-even-black-people-drown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 25, No. 18 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Sept32012.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=768845" title="Sept32012.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Romneys “Have a Party” as “Black People Drown” </strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/116345" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p> “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.”<br /><strong>— Yahoo! News Washington bureau chief and former political director for ABC News&nbsp; David Chalian talking over a picture of Ann and Mitt Romney, as caught on an open microphone during ABCNews.com coverage of the Republican national convention, August 28.</strong><br /><br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/republicans-have-party-even-black-people-drown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama cbs Chris Matthews David Chalian George Stephanopoulos Mitt Romney MSNBC NBC Republican Convention Touré Sun, 02 Sep 2012 14:27:50 +0000 rich.noyes 41099 at http://mrc.org