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Posts Tagged ‘Yahoo! News’

Which Tech Giant Ran the Best Election ‘Campaign?’

We’d like to follow up on a question posed by multiple blogs today: which big tech/social media/search engine provider developed the best election-themed “campaign?”

Seems like everyone got in on the game. What do you think? Did we miss anybody?

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Yahoo News Fires D.C. Bureau Chief for Anti-Romney Remarks

PR professionals know all about the damage that undisciplined outbursts, remarks and commentary can cause to one’s career and respective employer—especially in the Internet age, when political outrage travels faster than videos of adorable kittens.

David Chalian, the now former D.C. Bureau Chief for Yahoo News, knows too.

Mr. Chalian was fired within hours of commenting about the Republican National Convention festivities being held in Tampa Bay, FL, while Hurricane Isaac battered the Gulf of Mexico. He remarked on the Romney campaign’s seeming lack of concern for the storm’s victims–and the Republican base immediately clamored for justice.

Yahoo News, in an effort to limit negative PR fallout, acted swiftly. So Mr. Chalian is out—and he’s probably not having the day he envisioned when he put his socks on this morning. Read more

Revolving Door: Mark Halperin Steps in It, and More Media Changes


Mark Halperin, senior political analyst and editor-at-large for TIME, has been given a time-out of indefinite length after he said President Obama was “kind of a dick” during his presser yesterday.

The comment was made on Morning Joe, and Halperin had actually tried to warn the Morning Joe staff that he was going to say something off-color, asking if the show had prepared its “7-second delay button.” He apologized within minutes (17 to be exact) of making the comment, but the damage was already done.

TVNewser has statements from both MSNBC and Halperin. We have no words for this one.

After the jump, some of this week’s media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter.

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