“David Chalian’s statement was inappropriate and does not represent the views of Yahoo!. He has been terminated effective immediately. We have already reached out to the Romney campaign, and we apologize to Mitt Romney, his staff, their supporters and anyone who was offended.” – [Politico]

DURING A BREAK in an ABC/Yahoo News webcast, Chalian ripped into the Romneys in an off-broadcast exchange saying, “They’re not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning.”

Newsbusters posted the audio and the fallout led to his firing.

Things happen quickly when you’re doing a webcast, so you have to keep focused on when your mic’s hot, which has humiliated even Pres. Obama before.