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Asiana: Bay Area TV station apologizes for racist pilot names
LATimes ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kate Mather

Posted on 07/12/2013 6:44:15 PM PDT by South40

Bay Area television station KTVU incorrectly reported the names of the pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214 using racially insensitive monikers.

The segment on Friday at noon that referred to two of the pilots as "Captain Sum Ting Wong," and "Wi Tu Lo," has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 07/12/2013 6:44:15 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Racist pilot names?

Sirry Mongorians, here have puppy.

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2 posted on 07/12/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

I laughed till I cried..then sent it to everyone I know. Love it when the media is made to look like fools.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 6:47:01 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: South40

I hope the Koreans don’t riot too.

Oh, .... they’re too civilized to do that.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by boycott
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To: South40

Why apologize for the names? After all, they didn’t know what they were doing.

What they SHOULD apologize for is the fact that the sum IQ of most MSM broadcast stations is right down there with the typical “Education” or “Social Studies” faculty.

For libs, I’ll make it simple, “You, and your MSM compatriots are not exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 6:48:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: South40

After all the crap this week I have tears of laughter streaming down my face. A fine ending.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 6:48:18 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: South40

How were the names racist?


7 posted on 07/12/2013 6:48:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: South40

That’s because SF is so moronic that the most intelligent person living there has the IQ of a newt.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 6:48:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: South40
Those aren't racist names. They are humorous.

This was a Howard Stern staffer or fan pranking the station and their end of the conversation will be there early next week.

Personally, I think it is hilarious, except for the loss of life, one of which was reportedly snuffed out by an emergency vehicle.

9 posted on 07/12/2013 6:49:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: South40

rotflmao


10 posted on 07/12/2013 6:50:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: South40

Media types are always falling for stuff like this. I remember during the many fires we have had here in LA you would have Howard Stern’s people calling local networks pretending to be from the fire department but you could easily tell it was a skit and he would say “And a Baa Baa Booey to you all”


11 posted on 07/12/2013 6:51:40 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: South40

“drawn heavy criticism on the Internet”

Sorry, but I don’t worship at the Church of Diversity and Ethnic Sensitivity.

I think the names were hilarious.


12 posted on 07/12/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: relictele

I agree..I just watched the video and laughed my ass off..who says journalism is dead LOL


13 posted on 07/12/2013 6:53:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: South40

I hate that, even on Twitchy, there has to be a debate about whether or not we’re ‘allowed’ to laugh at those. Ugh.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 6:53:38 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: yellowdoghunter

This is perhaps the greatest punking ever perpetrated by the Mind of Man; it is quadruple, it is in chronological order, and it tells the story. Nonetheless, I could not send the link to my friends because of the deaths and serious injuries involved.

This same station had been punk’d before: search on “punk’d Altamont fire and Mr. Litoris”. All video of this on the Interscope has apparently been expunged.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 6:59:09 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: South40

I’m an American of Chinese descent and I think it is HUE FOOK NG funny!


16 posted on 07/12/2013 7:01:50 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Some video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqjlhtKIToo


17 posted on 07/12/2013 7:03:05 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Drago

I was referring to the earlier Altamont fire, where a Mr. Mike Litoris was interviewed.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: South40

This is the email I received:

Asiana Crew names, just released:

Captain: Sum Ting Wong

Captain: Wi Tu Lo

F/O: Ho Lee Fuk

F/O: Nau We Phukd


19 posted on 07/12/2013 7:05:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: boycott

The fake names were in the Chinese style, not Korean.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 7:09:30 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: sourcery

The fake names were in the Chinese style, not Korean.

Yeah, I know but the people involved were Korean.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 7:12:14 PM PDT by boycott
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To: wetgundog

Good for you! I promise if it was Native American, which I am a descendant, and they had made the same jokes, I would still be lmao.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 7:12:19 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Proud mommy on homepage....)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Oh, the last time! Yep, I only see video freeze frames of Mike!


23 posted on 07/12/2013 7:14:36 PM PDT by Drago
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To: South40

LMBO!!


24 posted on 07/12/2013 7:15:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40

Tu Fun E!


25 posted on 07/12/2013 7:15:49 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: South40

The story here is, this station’s lack of checking facts has been exposed.

Yes, it’s funny. But this only proves what we all know.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 7:19:55 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: yellowdoghunter

Me too! I just finished one of the longest lasting laughing streaks in years. My dog was freaking out thinking I was crying from grief. I sent it to my Bay Area brother.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 7:23:19 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

There was another Stern prankster recently who had an on-air interview with some national anchor during that LA rogue cop manhunt a few months back. He finally claimed “Ronnie the Limo Driver” had spotted the cop. I haven’t heard Stern for at least 15 years, but I took it “Ronnie the Limo Driver” was another Stern character.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 7:24:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: KittenClaws
The story here is, this station’s lack of checking facts has been exposed.

I also believe that is where the humor is. The names were semi-humorous but the fact that those at the station were too dim to get it EVEN AS SHE READ IT! I find hilarious. :-)

29 posted on 07/12/2013 7:25:00 PM PDT by South40
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To: yellowdoghunter

The Chinese jet pilot that hit the US spy plane a few years back was named Wong Wei, pronounced Wong Way.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 7:26:54 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Gone are the days when people could laugh at John Byner’s sketch, the bigot family. It was hilarious, and everybody got skewered.

My husband is of Irish heritage, so I know several good Irish jokes. ;-)


31 posted on 07/12/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: KittenClaws

When I was in the journalism business, the reporters carried notebooks and asked people to spell their names.

Printing machines spit out news releases on paper, wire service copy was hung on hooks. When foreign names were in the stories we got syllabic pronounciation for the names.

We had something to refer to when we wrote news stories to be read on television.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 7:35:57 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: South40

Pilot: Sum Ting Wong

Co Pilot: Won Dum Fuk


33 posted on 07/12/2013 7:37:19 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: South40
I am so sad by this.

< /serious>

34 posted on 07/12/2013 7:39:07 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: South40
The names are funny. I read them prior to hearing about this newscast.

Am I being a wet blanket?

Yes. The names are funny ha-ha. But a news show that has claimed to verify the truthfulness of its reporting....to be caught up in such nonsense? Is not funny ha-ha.

They are exposed as presenting Internet humor as FACT. Am I the only one that finds that absolutely NOT humorous?

35 posted on 07/12/2013 7:40:13 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: icwhatudo
How were the names racist?

Dude, get with the program, - racist = bad, how hard is that?!

36 posted on 07/12/2013 7:40:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Nextrush

I’m thinking a journalist is a different animal from a reporter.


37 posted on 07/12/2013 7:43:49 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
The Chinese jet pilot that hit the US spy plane a few years back was named Wong Wei, pronounced Wong Way.

Thanks for letting us know. I had read somewhere that he was incorrectly named Wing Hung Lo.

38 posted on 07/12/2013 7:46:26 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: KittenClaws
They are exposed as presenting Internet humor as FACT. Am I the only one that finds that absolutely NOT humorous?

Only one? I'm not sure. But you are definitely in a small minority.

And I suppose whether or not you find this funny depends on how you look at it. I see it as funny because the clueless leftist media morons were made to look like the clueless leftist media morons that they are. I have no pity for them. They intentionally misrepresent the news all the time. Instead of fooling the viewing public, this time they were fooled.

39 posted on 07/12/2013 7:53:20 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Still, not much rivals the crank phone to Peter Jennings during the O.J. Simpson fiasco. When Al Michaels followed with a call to Jennings, that was the icing on the cake.
40 posted on 07/12/2013 7:58:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: South40

Only one? I’m not sure. But you are definitely in a small minority.

And I suppose whether or not you find this funny depends on how you look at it. I see it as funny because the clueless leftist media morons were made to look like the clueless leftist media morons that they are. I have no pity for them. They intentionally misrepresent the news all the time. Instead of fooling the viewing public, this time they were fooled.


Yes, it was funny because they were clueless. But we are just laughing among ourselves.

I see this as a missed opportunity to humiliate them.

Or is that bad form?


41 posted on 07/12/2013 7:59:47 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: South40

Raffing Out Roud


42 posted on 07/12/2013 8:05:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: All

The intern “confirmed” the names. But who told the TV station these names to begin with? He’s (or she)the comic genius.


43 posted on 07/12/2013 8:30:38 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: KittenClaws

They get their “facts” from Facebook or Twitter and then broadcast it.

They are quick means of communication but not always accurate.

Each new generation is a little more indoctrinated and or shallow.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 8:35:09 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Nextrush

Yes to everything you said.

Why can’t we call them out on it?

I know, deaf ears.

This is a twisted world we live in.


45 posted on 07/12/2013 8:38:24 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: bigheadfred

lotfrmao


46 posted on 07/12/2013 8:39:53 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: South40
I suspect the prankster read that very interesting story going around - posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3041469/posts
47 posted on 07/12/2013 8:47:53 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: South40
A moment of comic relief in such a tragic story. Funny that an SF station was punked. I appreciated the ridiculousness of the names. I am not PC.
48 posted on 07/12/2013 9:30:20 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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