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Yahoo Editor Apologizes For "Inappropriate And Thoughtless Joke"

Chalian was fired after the Newsbusters caught him saying of Republicans, "They are happy to have a party with black people drowning."

Posted on August 29, 2012, at 4:57 p.m. ET

Chalian's statement:

I am profoundly sorry for making an inappropriate and thoughtless joke. I was commenting on the challenge of staging a convention during a hurricane and about campaign optics. I have apologized to the Romney campaign, and I want to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Gov. and Mrs. Romney. I also regret causing any distraction from the exceptional coverage of the Republican convention by Yahoo News and ABC News.