gwen ifill (@pbsgwen) August 29, 2012
Erstwhile Yahoo bureau chief David Chalian got himself spectacularly canned today after being caught shamefully accusing Mitt and Ann Romney of being “happy to have a party while black people drown.” Common sense dictates that Chalian be held up as a pathetic excuse for a journalist. Apparently, PBS’s Gwen Ifill is running severely short on common sense. Shortly after the news of Chalian’s firing broke, Ifill coughed up a treacly Twitter hairball and expressed her support for “God’s gift to political journalism.”
Twitterers were rightfully mystified — and disgusted:
As a matter of fact, yes:
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
Excuse us while we vomit all over ourselves.
Ifill’s ridiculous #IStandWithDavid hashtag was ripe for mockage, and conservatives didn’t disappoint:
Don’t worry, Gwen and Friends. If you should find yourselves in the unemployment line, where you belong for your blatant hackery and dishonesty, Twitter conservatives are always more than willing to lend a hand with helpful job suggestions.