Skip to comments.Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names
Posted on 07/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by servo1969
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.
Asiana has decided to sue KTVU-TV to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" that disparaged Asians, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said. She said the airline will likely file suit in U.S. courts.
She said the report seriously damaged Asiana's reputation. Asiana decided not to sue the NTSB because it said it was the TV station report, not the U.S. federal agency that damaged the airline's reputation. Lee did not elaborate.
KTVU-TV did not immediately reply to emails sent by The Associated Press seeking comment.
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At least the spokeswoman wasn't named Man Lee Ho.
I think we need a nickname for that government gal who talks soooo sloowwwly.
Maybe Slo Go Ho or something like that.
They hired that woman lawyer Sui Me Now.
Since their in San Francisco, maybe at lunch they can try the soup, Cream of Sum Yung Gai.
Ho Lee Fuk. Su Mi Now is gonna get some bucks. ALWAYS check your sources. Then check them again. Is nobody at the station “quick” enough to have spotted this? Lame.
HA! That’s freakin priceless, typical media regurgitating what they hear without analyzing it. Serves em right.
The announcement was made by Asiana's chief legal officer, Mee Soo Yu.
“These allegations are Hugh and we take them very series.”
Asiana attorney Yu Dum Fuk
KTVU is a FOX affiliate. If the station contained any hint of
a conservative POV then do you think they might be linking
it to FoxNews? Likely.
Probably Asiana Airlines realized that playing the race card might divert attention away from the apparent ineptitude of their pilots, and the implication that their pilot training standards are insufficient. Of course all the broadcast shows is that TV stations can fall for crude pranks. The TV station's actions don't reflect on Asiana at all, but certainly show that the TV station's staff is clueless.
Overall it seems like a foolish tactic for the airline, it simply highlights the real issue which is how could commercial pilots botch a day VFR landing in nearly perfect weather so badly.
Evidently Asiana doesn’t understand the “Rule of Holes,” which postulates that when you are already in a hole, stop digging. The truth is that the Korean airlines (both of them) appear to have serious deficiencies in their pilot training and qualification. Better hope they make a buck on KTVU because they are going to need the money to pay off on the passenger suits against them. My bet is that at the end of the day, Asiana will go out of business. I know that I wouldn’t fly on either of therm.
I hear the TV station is in negotiations with the airline’s representative, Yu Pei Mi.
They hired that woman lawyer Sui Me Now.
You spelled it wrong
Sui Mi Nau
is the correct spelling.
the station is owned by the Cox Media Group subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, making it the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not owned and operated by the network.
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The transliteration of the Korean alphabet to English is not the high point of my linguist talents. I’ll try harder. (At least they remembered to put the wheels down.)
Wui fry prane in tu glound. Wui outlaged ovel joke. Ho ree doubre fuk.
” Ho ree doubre fuk.” is right!
If that division of RipCord Airlines actually files suit, their entire flight crew training history will be examined. Then, all the world will understand why America, Canada, and Europe made those Asian airlines get training from Boeing and Airbus back in the 1990’s.
Collectively, Asian airlines are perhaps best seen as divisions of a parent holding company called “AIR CHANCE”.
My favorite part of the report:
The National Transportation Safety Board has apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew....Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.