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Should someone be fired over this?

Posted by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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Both a San Francisco Bay Area TV station and the National Transportation Safety Board apologized for their roles in the broadcast Friday of fake, racially insensitive names of the pilots flying ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

The segment that referred to the pilots by four false names, including "Capt. Sum Ting Wong" and "Wi Tu Lo," has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet.

In a statement read on KTVU-TV Friday night, anchor Frank Somerville said the station made several mistakes.

Somerville did not say how exactly the station got the errant names, which were read aloud by an anchor.

Before the broadcast, "we never read the names out loud, phonetically sounding them out," he said.

Late Friday, the NTSB acknowledged that a summer intern errantly confirmed the names to KTVU when a reporter from the station called about them.
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cntrdmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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I just saw that. I don't know about fired. If they did it on purpose yes. Fired. If they were hacked or tricked and didn't catch it no. Not their fault they didn't have a sick enough mind to catch this.
Val99
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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The summer intern was probably overwhelmed and poorly trained.  The newcasters, on the other hand, should have known better.  I am still going to hell for laughing.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:16 AM

That's kind of funny.

EntrepeneurMom
by The Major on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:16 AM
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I laughed at Ho Lee Fuk. I'm going to hell.
Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:19 AM
I laughed too, save me a seat.

Quoting Val99:

The summer intern was probably overwhelmed and poorly trained.  The newcasters, on the other hand, should have known better.  I am still going to hell for laughing.

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Val99
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:20 AM

I'll keep my purse on it til you get here. ;-)

Quoting Roxygurl:

I laughed too, save me a seat.

Quoting Val99:

The summer intern was probably overwhelmed and poorly trained.  The newcasters, on the other hand, should have known better.  I am still going to hell for laughing.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 13, 2013 at 5:28 AM
The huffington post said the news channel got the names confirmed from the ntsb and that the ntsb is apologizing for an interns mistake
Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:04 AM
Yeah, that's what the article states. I want to know where they got the names from to begin with.

Quoting Anonymous:

The huffington post said the news channel got the names confirmed from the ntsb and that the ntsb is apologizing for an interns mistake
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cntrdmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Did you see the YouTube video?


Quoting EntrepeneurMom:

I laughed at Ho Lee Fuk. I'm going to hell.

ZeusyImHome
by on Jul. 13, 2013 at 8:14 AM
The worst part about it is that that person actually took the time to tell the story of the crash with the names. Smh. I can't believe they did that.
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