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KTVU broadcasts prank names for Asiana pilots; possible legal action
Posted: 14 July 2013 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]
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CNN)—Asiana Airlines is considering legal action against an Oakland television station and the National Transportation Safety Board after an intern at the agency mistakenly confirmed “inaccurate and offensive” names as those of the pilots of ill-fated Flight 214.

The bogus names that phonetically spelled out phrases such as “Something Wrong” and “We Too Low” were read during KTVU’s noon broadcast on Friday.

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/14/travel/asiana-offensive-names/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Hard to believe the newscaster didn’t realize these were made up names while they were being read. Well maybe she did and it was too late to do anything about it. After all, they were supposedly confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board. Equally to blame is the NTSB for not noticing. It seems someone there made a joke that went further than intended.

Watch the actual broadcast here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JYHNX8pdo

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Posted: 16 July 2013 02:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I wouldn’t want to be in that intern’s shoes right now.

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Posted: 17 July 2013 02:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As the old saying goes: “You buttered your bread, now sleep in it.”

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Posted: 28 July 2013 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Korean News Station Pokes Fun at KTVU with Fake American Pilot Names After Southwest Airlines Landing Gear Failure

You probably remember KTVU’s royal eff up with reading obviously fake Asian names for the pilots of the Asiana crash. Names like “Wi To Lo” and “Ho Lee Fuk”.

It looks like a Korean news agency is having some fun at KTVU’s expense. After the landing gear failure of the Southwest flight at LGA they showed this graphic with American pilot names “Captain Kent Parker Wright”, “Co-Captain Wyatt Wooden Workman”.

They even went as far as making up fake names for people to interview. Flight instructor “Heywood U. Flye-Moore” and skeptical passenger “Macy Lawyers”.

Well played Korean TV, well played.

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Posted: 29 July 2013 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Ouch.. that IS good…

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