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    appology issued for wrong pilot names

    San Francisco TV Station, NTSB Issue Apologies Following Asiana Airlines Prank CBS New York

    The NTSB and a TV station issued apologies for reporting false pilot names relating to the Asiana crash such as "Captain Sum Ting Wong" and "Wi Tu Lo". The error was blamed on an intern.
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    My wife showed me this news item and I didn't believe it was real. Even after she showed me the video of the anchorwoman reading the names on air I couldn't believe this wasn't faked.

    How do you say those names out loud and not realize its a prank?
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    Hahahahahahaha I hope that was worth the interns job
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    funny as f***

    The intern will make the talk show circuit and then appear in casinos with Kato Kaelin.
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    Clearly a highly intelligent newsroom, not. However, thanks for the laugh.
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    Out of place, yeah but it was funny as hell. I still laugh when I read it.

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    That's a once in a lifetime chance. I'm glad that intern took it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    That's a once in a lifetime chance. I'm glad that intern took it.
    They probably didn't offer him a full-time job, but said something cheerful like, "You've got a couple weeks left...make the best of them and have fun!"

    Or he just got fed up with being disillusioned about the media's "duty" to report news in an honorable manner.
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    Get in a hurry to get the "scoop" and this is what happens. Funny but oh so wong. Shit. Wrong. Media caters to ratings.
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    I think the guy that dropped a bollock on this was also Chinese. Wun Hung Lo.
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