#IStandWithDavid: ‘Real journalists’ express support for disgraced David Chalian

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:

#LapDogMedia unite! RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) August 29, 2012

Um, what? RT @pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) August 29, 2012

Mistake? RT @pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) August 29, 2012

Pretty perverse, Gwen RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 29, 2012

So, you agree with his statement? You know, as a 'unbiased', tax payer supported PBS employee? —->MT "@pbsgwen: IStandwithDavid"

— Sum Ting Wong (@WoodwardSteve) August 29, 2012

I question your ethics. RT @pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— ن Miké Ramoné ن (@ThePantau) August 29, 2012

Do you also stand w/ Akin? RT @pbsgwen: 1 mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism #IStandwithDavid

— MirCat (@TRMirCat) August 29, 2012

water carriers. RT @pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) August 29, 2012

https://twitter.com/grivno/status/240886415532105728

Haha um. ok. RT @pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) August 29, 2012

Sooo #pathetic@pbsgwen: One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Always Right (@PolitiKellyRite) August 29, 2012

perhaps @pbsgwen should use dictionary to compare "mistake" to "accidental disclosure of own opinion" #IStandwithDavid

— Karen Martin (@karmartin) August 29, 2012

Any other Leftist Journos want to get in this line? MT @pbsgwen: @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— cosmoscon (@gdthomp01) August 29, 2012

As a matter of fact, yes:

Agreed! RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Mike Melia (@mike_melia) August 29, 2012

I think the world of @DavidChalian. Don't condone or understand what he said, but he knows politics and he's a good guy.

— Sam Youngman (@samyoungman) August 29, 2012

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

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

RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Andrea Stone (@andreastonez) August 29, 2012

It shouldn't 'shock' you @DawnRiseth that @RyanLizza @GwenIfill other journos feel for 1 of own. But guess u never made mistake, huh?

— Andrea Stone (@andreastonez) August 29, 2012

.@DavidChalian said something awful, but he is a 1st-rate journalist, terrific person and classy guy. His many friends are thinking of him.

— adam nagourney (@adamnagourney) 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:

#StandwithBigotry you mean MT @pbsgwen: 1 mistake does not change this @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Sheila_T (@_FreeMarketeer) August 29, 2012

#IStandwithDavid because the little people don't matter

— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 29, 2012

#IStandwithDavid because journalistic liberal bias does not exist

— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 29, 2012

#IStandWithDefundingPBS RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— ikidyounot (@ikidyounot) August 29, 2012

#IStandWithDavid because @DavidChalian accidently spilled the lib media's beans and gave recorded evidence of typical #prog bias

— Sam Pierce (@sepierce) August 29, 2012

@pbsgwen: Because I hate watching conservatives take back their freedom up close and personal #IStandwithDavid

— I.M. Freedomlover (@BO_Must_Go_2012) August 29, 2012

Sort of like how Obama is 'The One'? Okie dokie. MT @pbsgwen: @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Amy (@a_doodle) August 29, 2012

https://twitter.com/HenryBuck/status/240894008702930944

#KanyeShrug RT @pbsgwen One mistake does not change this. @DavidChalian is God's gift to political journalism. #IStandwithDavid

— Seth (@dcseth) August 29, 2012

@pbsgwen The Hindenburg was God's gift to aviation. #gwenifillogic #istandwithdavid

— UKISOCIETY (@UKISOCIETY) August 29, 2012

https://twitter.com/Hayekonomics/status/240900263555248128

@pbsgwen: Because I don't mind carrying the party's water #IStandwithDavid"

— I.M. Freedomlover (@BO_Must_Go_2012) August 29, 2012

Standing here in the unemployment line. Dude in front of me keeps mumbling about "wingnuts… Faux News… teabaggers…" #IStandwithDavid

— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 29, 2012

Heh.

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.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/29/istandwithdavid-gwen-ifill-and-other-real-journalists-express-support-for-disgraced-david-chalian/

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