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Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names
SF Gate ^ | 7-15-2013 | SF Gate

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.

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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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: asiana; korea; ktvu; ntsb; seoul; sue
Really? I would have thought your pilots flying a Boeing 777 into the ground was what damaged your reputation.

At least the spokeswoman wasn't named Man Lee Ho.

1 posted on 07/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I think we need a nickname for that government gal who talks soooo sloowwwly.

Maybe Slo Go Ho or something like that.


2 posted on 07/15/2013 8:03:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: servo1969

They hired that woman lawyer Sui Me Now.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 8:06:53 AM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: servo1969

Since their in San Francisco, maybe at lunch they can try the soup, Cream of Sum Yung Gai.


4 posted on 07/15/2013 8:11:31 AM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: TaMoDee

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.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: servo1969

HA! That’s freakin priceless, typical media regurgitating what they hear without analyzing it. Serves em right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFA7t1sHxBI


6 posted on 07/15/2013 8:12:45 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: servo1969
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.

The announcement was made by Asiana's chief legal officer, Mee Soo Yu.

7 posted on 07/15/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: servo1969

“These allegations are Hugh and we take them very series.”
Asiana attorney Yu Dum Fuk


8 posted on 07/15/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Maceman

LOL


9 posted on 07/15/2013 8:27:02 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: servo1969

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.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 8:28:58 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: servo1969
Really? I would have thought your pilots flying a Boeing 777 into the ground was what damaged your reputation.

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.

11 posted on 07/15/2013 8:41:53 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: servo1969

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.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 8:47:49 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: servo1969

I hear the TV station is in negotiations with the airline’s representative, Yu Pei Mi.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: TaMoDee

They hired that woman lawyer Sui Me Now.

You spelled it wrong

Sui Mi Nau

is the correct spelling.


14 posted on 07/15/2013 8:58:39 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sivad
Is it conservatives that are actually getting punked incorrectly by Dems given this info from wiki?
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTVU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Cox_Chambers

Active in business and politics... In 1974, ..., Chambers ... gained a controlling interest in the family company.

Chambers remains a close advisor concerning the daily operation of the company.[3]

Net worth US$ 12 billion (est.) (Forbes, March 2013)[2]

In 2008 it was reported that she had become a passionate supporter of Democrat Barack Obama's presidential campaign in Georgia.[5]

15 posted on 07/15/2013 9:06:49 AM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: GraceG

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.)


16 posted on 07/15/2013 9:42:05 AM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: servo1969

Wui fry prane in tu glound. Wui outlaged ovel joke. Ho ree doubre fuk.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

” 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”.


18 posted on 07/15/2013 12:41:48 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: servo1969
I would have thought your pilots flying a Boeing 777 into the ground was what damaged your reputation.

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.

19 posted on 07/15/2013 2:16:19 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("...Someone handed the keys to the Forum to the OPC and its sympathizers...")
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To: servo1969
Just heard this from the You Tube link, and Todd Schnitt replayed it on his show right now. I still can't beleive what I heard. This sounds like an old Sat Night Live gag when Chevy Chase and Jane Curtin did their Weekend Update routines. We place yellow ribbons all over the place to show support for our troops. We wear red ribbons for AIDS awareness, pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, puzzle pieces ribbons for autism awareness, what color ribbons do we wear for STUPID awareness??!
20 posted on 07/15/2013 2:56:27 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: servo1969; Chode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSRnNC5s3Jw&feature=player_embedded

She read it from the teleprompter and never missed a beat. Obama would have done the same.


21 posted on 07/15/2013 6:37:12 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana


22 posted on 07/15/2013 6:48:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: servo1969

They are suing because of mistakes in names of piolots, and this after their pilot error caused 3 deaths???


23 posted on 07/15/2013 6:54:42 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: all_mighty_dollar

if lib news sources had decided to make
points by linking KTVU to FOX News, I would have my
doubts if many people would follow your lead and do
the rearch


24 posted on 07/16/2013 12:51:46 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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