Did You Know...


KTVU gets its Ron Burgundy on: Pilot of crashed Asiana Airlines jet reported as ‘Sum Ting Wong’; Updated

By Doug Powers  •  July 12, 2013 08:24 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

KTVU has apologized profusely, but nothing’s really going to make this one go away.

The Oakland, California station reported that there were four pilots on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International. Here are the names they aired:


Here’s the KTVU anchor writing, signing and stamping her one-way ticket to the Ron Burgundy Hall of Fame:

Bonus points: KTVU claims the NTSB confirmed those names, though I’m guessing the “officials” the station spoke to in D.C. were named Hugh Jass and Pat McGroin.

Update: The NTSB has a summer intern who was either in on a joke, or really, really oblivious:

The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.

Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Media

Josh Earnest: The president’s actions say more about what he believes than his words, or something

November 18, 2015 08:00 AM by Doug Powers



Court confiscates Obama’s pen and phone on executive amnesty while the AP does their thing

November 10, 2015 08:59 AM by Doug Powers


Heartless laws holding back benevolent president

Sex in the balance: CNN sounds alarm about the latest thing climate change is killing

November 6, 2015 10:19 PM by Doug Powers


If you can’t get a date you can always jump a shark

My message to Melissa Harris-Perry: Sweat is color-blind

October 30, 2015 10:14 AM by Michelle Malkin

Ted Cruz nails media’s selective fawning, Hillary brushes off GOP debate with Benghazi hearing clip

October 29, 2015 07:36 AM by Doug Powers


Understanding the co-opponent

Categories: 2016 Campaign, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Media, Media Bias

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook