Did You Know...

   

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

Share
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:

null

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

Brexit vote open thread (Bonus: former US presidential candidate spots end of British empire); Update: David Cameron will step down

June 23, 2016 10:24 PM by Doug Powers

brexit

Dean of exaggerations

New York Times editorial board falls on grenade of reality to save lib narrative

June 15, 2016 09:01 PM by Doug Powers

denial

Un-freaking-real

Just imagine this New York Times headline if the Orlando terrorist had been a Christian Republican

June 13, 2016 09:42 PM by Doug Powers

stupid

No chance

Reporters covering Hillary’s campaign pivot to the general by asking her if being so awesome is a burden

June 6, 2016 09:44 PM by Doug Powers

hillarylikeus

Press secretary applications submitted

Katie Couric really sorry she got caught trying to make gun rights supporters look like doofuses

May 31, 2016 10:41 PM by Doug Powers

unintentional

Right


Categories: Feature Story, Guns, Katie Couric, Media Bias

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook