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“Sum Ting Wong:” Learning from the San Francisco Crash Reporting Fiasco
Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Austin Hill

Posted on 07/14/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT by Kaslin

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1 posted on 07/14/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

BaBa Booey??


2 posted on 07/14/2013 6:38:07 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals are too uptight. They need to take a few tokes and chill out.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: americas.best.days...

You have to have a sense of humor to survive today. These pilot names were as funny as Robert DeNiro’s list of terrorists on Saturday Night Live.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 6:40:16 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Kaslin
stupid is as stupid does


5 posted on 07/14/2013 6:40:51 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kaslin
the NTSB, admitting that a “summer intern” had “acted outside the scope of his authority”
Oh yeah, just like those two "rogue" IRS employees in Cincinnati.
6 posted on 07/14/2013 6:41:01 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Kaslin

...and then there is this

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3042721/posts


7 posted on 07/14/2013 6:41:26 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Kaslin

Take the delay in implementing 0bamaDontCase, please.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

Humor is destroyed by overanalysis.

It was a classic prank and a hilarious one.

All the navel-gazing needs to stop on both sides.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 6:46:03 AM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: americas.best.days...
No one noticed? No one from the intern hand-off to the person making the graphic for the CBS San Fransisco outlet? How many people were in the chain who did not notice? Slurring the Pope, Mormons on Broadway, and Koreans in the news is OKay, but WW III is ready to start anytime someone satirizes the Koran, or names a football team?
10 posted on 07/14/2013 6:46:50 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Kaslin
I read elsewhere that the NTSB intern just confirmed the names provided by someone at KTVU who called asking for confirmation. The person actually guilty of the hoax is probably sitting at a desk in the KTVU newsroom eating popcorn.

KTVU is by the way a very leftist Fox affiliate.

11 posted on 07/14/2013 6:50:07 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: Kaslin
Bart Simpson is the prime suspect:

12 posted on 07/14/2013 6:51:05 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Kaslin
Having been a pilot for many years and spending time “hanger flying” with many other pilots, I know that for the most part pilots are smart, witty and generally fun to be around.

Most of them would consider this to be very funny.

That does not mean that they don't take this accident seriously. They will analyze it down to the smallest detail and modify any faults in their own procedures that are exposed by this accident.

But they will all the while make graveyard jokes.

The author of this story is silly.

13 posted on 07/14/2013 6:51:06 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

“The person actually guilty of the hoax is probably sitting at a desk in the KTVU newsroom eating popcorn.”

I’ve seen where the same list of names had already appeared on Twitter. So the real problem is someone at KTVU tried to get away with a simple Web search rather than go to the proper sources....I suspect.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 6:57:23 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: americas.best.days...; darkwing104

“Sum Ting Wong”
“Wi Tu Lo”
“Ho Lee Fuk”
“Bang Ding Ow”

...and reported far and wide by that intrepid reporterette, Sum Dum Ho.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 6:57:33 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: old curmudgeon

Pilot Wai Tu Loh was clutching the yoke upon impact (how long was the stickshaker on before then?).


16 posted on 07/14/2013 7:00:21 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Kaslin

This is the first I’ve heard of this report. If a broadcaster did something like that, I find it in very poor taste.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 7:02:24 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Kaslin

There are lots of Tings Wong. Not just with story.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 7:06:25 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: SERKIT
Bart Simpson is the prime suspect:

Moe, at Bart's suggestion, asks his clientele: "I'm looking for 'Amanda Hughankiss' ", with the expected results.

19 posted on 07/14/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Kaslin
The damage done in this situation is probably incalculable at this point.

I can do the calculation
Media integrity before getting punked .001 and after .001 so with the rounding the damages are approximately....
.001 cents give or take a nickle.

20 posted on 07/14/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: sefarkas
No one noticed? No one from the intern hand-off to the person making the graphic for the CBS San Fransisco outlet? How many people were in the chain who did not notice? Slurring the Pope, Mormons on Broadway, and Koreans in the news is OKay, but WW III is ready to start anytime someone satirizes the Koran, or names a football team?

LOL!!! This is so out of Atlas Shrugged: the scene where Dagny Taggart confesses over the airwaves that she was the mistress of Hank Rearden, and proudly so. She's only cut off when she explains why she revealed the secret.

21 posted on 07/14/2013 7:08:20 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Kaslin

CONFUCIUS SAY-—

man who fly upside down have clack up


22 posted on 07/14/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: JoeDetweiler
So the real problem is someone at KTVU tried to get away with a simple Web search rather than go to the proper sources

Suspect you're right. Leftist journalists are stupid and lazy.

23 posted on 07/14/2013 7:13:47 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: sefarkas

My bad: KTVU Channel 2 News is the Bay Area’s #1 TV News Station. They broadcast from 2 Jack London Square, Oakland, California 94607. A FOX affiliate.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 7:18:33 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: americas.best.days...
The pilot names are funny, but the fact that the Reporter was punked makes it hilarious.
25 posted on 07/14/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: Old Sarge
I heard this as I was driving...and laughed like crazy.

Now here's the weird thing....I heard it when it was first broadcast, hours before, and it went right over my head.

Of course reading news is not my life's work.

26 posted on 07/14/2013 7:20:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

Am I “racially insensitive” if I still laugh when reading those names?

If that really was a “summer intern” who provided that “information,” somebody better hire him quickly. He thinks pretty quickly on his feet.

By the way, I knew before I had finished reading the first name the first time, “Sum Ting Wong,” that it was a joke.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

Austin Hill creator of this article got it wong.
The names originated at KTVU, the station called the NTSB and the person there confirmed the names. The names did not originate from NTSB but from KTVU.


28 posted on 07/14/2013 7:22:11 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Roccus

Howie Felterbush....ROFLMAO!!!


29 posted on 07/14/2013 7:22:57 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Now we should revisit TWA flight 800 with regard to trusting the NTSB, right?


30 posted on 07/14/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Kaslin
I'm still laughing at it, every time I see it !

It was probly a conspiracy on many levels, lots of people could have caught/stopped it had they been moved to, but they weren't.

Now everyones panties are in a wad.

That sh!t is funny, right there.

31 posted on 07/14/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
KTVU is by the way a very leftist Fox affiliate.

Yup, they went from Cox to Fox.

32 posted on 07/14/2013 7:36:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party, advancing indentured constituency for 150 years.)
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To: Kaslin

“Reporting from KTVU, this is Heywood Jablowme, back to Richard Hertz and Anita Boner in our studio.”


33 posted on 07/14/2013 7:36:22 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Oatka

Moe: (answering the phone) Flaming Moe’s.
Bart: Uh, yes, I’m looking for a friend of mine. Last name Jass. First name Hugh.
Moe: Uh, hold on, I’ll check. (calling) Hugh Jass! Somebody check the men’s room for a Hugh Jass!
Man: Uh, I’m Hugh Jass.
Moe: Telephone. (hands over the receiver)
Hugh: Hello, this is Hugh Jass.
Bart: (surprised) Uh, hi.
Hugh: Who’s this?
Bart: Bart Simpson.
Hugh: Well, what can I do for you, Bart?
Bart: Uh, look, I’ll level with you, Mister. This is a crank call that sort of backfired, and I’d like to bail out right now.
Hugh: All right. Better luck next time. (hangs up) What a nice young man.


34 posted on 07/14/2013 7:37:45 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Old Sarge

The final touch!! LOL!


35 posted on 07/14/2013 7:38:38 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: americas.best.days...
I see OJ
36 posted on 07/14/2013 7:38:39 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: WesternPacific

Was the reporter Ron Burgandy? He would read anything off the teleprompter too.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT by the-gooroo
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

sounds like the fox station in miami. left wing big time.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 8:00:52 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Kaslin

The moral of the story is simple. The media is largely populated by lazy, ignorant people who for some reason think they’re the intellectual superiors of the rest of us. Don’t trust any supposed facts without first verifying on your own. And when they’re providing their opinion, consider that these are the same types who are duped easier than a fourth grader.


39 posted on 07/14/2013 8:08:47 AM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: the-gooroo

There would be Holy Hell to pay for were this Ethiopian Airlines and the play on words were for AFRICAN names, and everybody knows it. Double standard. Protected classes vs. non-protected classes in America. The former are Blacks and Hispanics; the latter, Whites and Asians. Primarily due to social achievement levels. Which is furthermore reverberates envy and class hatred by the ‘entitlement classes’ toward the others. This encourages “open season” mentality. I don’t find it particularly amusing—what with deaths of human beings involved. Big government sucks!


40 posted on 07/14/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

And much of American so-called “journalism” these days.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 8:21:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Kaslin

The media has no credibility, and this is a good example of of why. I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. There should be a Nobel Prize category for pranks this good.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 8:22:41 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Kaslin

If my own local area tv news stations are any indication, Local tv news staff are probably among the stupidest people on the planet.


43 posted on 07/14/2013 8:24:49 AM PDT by PGR88
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Instead of merely laughing

I laughed my sox off.

Americans should stop and consider what is to be learned from it.

Nothing to be learned here. I've been aware of the caliber of the brain power of folks dancing across the little screen since Wally Cronkite retired his mustache brush.

44 posted on 07/14/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!

So Sowry, reporting.


45 posted on 07/14/2013 8:50:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: sefarkas
Slurring the Pope, Mormons on Broadway, and Koreans in the news is OKay, but WW III is ready to start anytime someone satirizes the Koran, or names a football team?

Cults like Scientology and Mormonism hardly fall in the same category as Korean Americans and the Pope of the Catholic church.

46 posted on 07/14/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: WesternPacific

It’s on youtube. She says “Ho Li FOOK” very carefully.

I heard a radio quiz show winner give his name as “Al Kaholic”.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 9:38:54 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Kaslin
I have admit, I laughed so loud I had tears in my eyes.
Of course it's black humor and inappropriate, but denying my reaction would be hypocritical.

That intern has a great future in Hollywood!
Or maybe Saturday Night Live.

48 posted on 07/14/2013 9:46:33 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: dennisw

Ummmm. That’s not quite the way I heard it when I was a pre-teen...


49 posted on 07/14/2013 9:59:00 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: publius911

get your mind out of the gutter :)


50 posted on 07/14/2013 10:14:53 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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