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Report: Producers involved in Asiana pilot fake names gaffe fired...Mel Brooks?
The Blaze ^ | 07/25/13 | Liz Kilmas

Posted on 07/25/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

(Liz Klimas) At least three producers with the San Francisco news station KTVU-TV have been fired for the incident earlier this month where fake names of Asian Airlines pilots were read on air, according to reports.

First reported by radio host Rich Lieberman and confirmed by sources at the station by the San Francisco Chronicle, investigative producer Roland DeWolk, special projects producer Cristina Gastelu and producer Brad Belstock were fired in connection with the noon broadcast on July 12 where anchor Tori Campbell read the fake names.


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Tori Cambell is not the sharpest pencil in the box either! I love it when liberal media steps in a giant meadow muffin.
1 posted on 07/25/2013 9:59:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

But they’re not firing the one who actually read the names live on air?......................


2 posted on 07/25/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

No...Tori Campbell goes on.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 10:03:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger
Getting a Flashback to the old Murphy Brown show, where Corky asks Murphy how to pronounce a word before she reads it on-air. Murphy tells her it's pronounced SHEE-ITE, whereupon Corky expresses relief that she asked!
4 posted on 07/25/2013 10:06:39 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I wouldn’t fire the one who read the names on the air. Talking faces are nothing more than pretty-face readers. They fake emotion and understanding of what they read. If they are female, they cross and uncross their legs often enough to keep the male viewers watching.

You could write the words “I am a stupid jerk” on a paper and put it in front of them, and they would read it with enthusiasm.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 10:07:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Red Badger

Tori Campbell...Sum Dum Ho


6 posted on 07/25/2013 10:07:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
What kind of idiot do you have to be to read the names “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo” and not know that somebody's goofing on you?

Even Red the Bartender figured out he was being goofed on once he yelled "Sal Lami!" or "Pepe! Pepe Roni!" out loud.

7 posted on 07/25/2013 10:07:52 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Maybe they can get a TV job in Korea?

Yoo Jae Suk, who knows everybody apparently, might have some connections...


(Looks like an Asian stereotype doesn't he?)

8 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The Asiana pilots are so bad that they wreck a B-777, kill 3 people (so far), injure scores of others, close down one of the world's major airports for days, impact the entire National Airspace System, and in general embarass any pilot of Asian ethnicity because they reinforced the impression of them that they are button pushers and not pilots, but we're all supposed to be horrified that - gasp - someone made fun of them? And they took offense?

It's the smallest of sins. Wait until the lawyers put them on the stand.

Ethnic jokes are going to seem trivial compared to that.

9 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:24 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not the first time on FR someone has suggested firing a clueless teleprompter reader. To bad his producers aren’t getting fired.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:11:17 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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Not the first time on FR someone has suggested firing a clueless teleprompter reader.

Best. Comment. Today.

11 posted on 07/25/2013 10:14:48 AM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

She must be bright as a piece of coal..................


12 posted on 07/25/2013 10:16:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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But they’re not firing the one who actually read the names live on air?

If only we could fire people who made a mistake while reading off the teleprompter...

13 posted on 07/25/2013 10:20:09 AM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: Red Badger

14 posted on 07/25/2013 10:22:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

Newscaster or Elephant Road Apple Collector?...Now there’s a real fork in the road for a career decision.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger

Actually seems fair. If they’re the clowns who made up the names, got them ‘confirmed’, and fed them to the newsreader, they should be held accountable. The newsreader, in contrast, was really just doing her job.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

They probably found the names from Twitter or something


17 posted on 07/25/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Pan_Yan

+100


18 posted on 07/25/2013 10:26:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Pan_Yan
Not the first time on FR someone has suggested firing a clueless teleprompter reader.

"I'm Barack Obama?"

19 posted on 07/25/2013 10:27:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mwilli20

The very second “Wi Tu Lo” came out of your mouth would not start you laughing???


20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That poor lady is catching some serious sh!t


21 posted on 07/25/2013 10:32:03 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, at least she avoided dropping an obvious f-bomb.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 10:34:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Is Al Jazeera still hiring ?


23 posted on 07/25/2013 10:35:37 AM PDT by molson209
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Must have had a lot of heat put on the station, the old fire an intern trick didn’t satisfy them.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 10:41:06 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: freedomlover

“That poor lady is catching some serious sh!t”

After a job like that, her career can’t go anywhere but up!


25 posted on 07/25/2013 10:41:20 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: molson209
Is Al Jazeera still hiring ?

I don't think Al Jazeera would be interested. They may be extremely biased and evil but man do they have a slick operation. AJ English makes Fox,CNN, etc look like a bunch of hick town AM radio stations.

26 posted on 07/25/2013 10:45:20 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: freedomlover
"Never let a disaster go to waste!"...
27 posted on 07/25/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Did we ever figure out who wrote the names? Many of us here could craft such a list, however.

But how did it get distributed to the TV Station? Fax, blog, fake press release, twitter etc.?


28 posted on 07/25/2013 10:53:05 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Re: That woman with the trash barrel

"Quit? And leave Show Biz?"

29 posted on 07/25/2013 10:54:26 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; a fool in paradise

Recalls the time when award winning “journalist” Dan Rather after weeks of stonewalling defending the Kinko’s Bush sensation finally admitted that (paraphrasing) “I only read the news”! “Newsreaders” is what they call them in the UK.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 10:59:38 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

As does this lady who was reporting traffic in Saginaw, Michigan and “accidentally” drew a male’s manhood:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5033039/reporter-accidentally-draws-penis-during-live-bulletin.html


31 posted on 07/25/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: cicero2k

Don’t know how they got the list but SOMEONE should have started laughing along the food chain before Miz Campbell started reading on air...I’m sorry but it makes them all look like idiots. I don’t care if she’s reading a teleprompter or not! Come on man!....Wi Tu Lo?


32 posted on 07/25/2013 11:07:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Red Badger
But they’re not firing the one who actually read the names live on air?......................

1)They have too much invested in promoting her
2)On-air is a union gig

In reality EVERYONE ought to be fired, as it reveals not one functioning brain cell in the building.


33 posted on 07/25/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cicero2k

Did we ever figure out who wrote the names? Many of us here could craft such a list, however.

But how did it get distributed to the TV Station? Fax, blog, fake press release, twitter etc.?


Ever see a Marx Brothers movie dubbed in Korean?


34 posted on 07/25/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Red Badger
But they’re not firing the one who actually read the names live on air?......................

"I'm Ron Burgundy????"

35 posted on 07/25/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: USMCPOP

I’m going to guess the three producers found the names on the web and found them to be hilarious as we did.

So they passed them along to continue the prank. Some on-air decision maker did not recognize the prank and called the NTSB, who confirmed them as that person was also not prank aware.

There you have it, classic double failure.

The rest is history.

Asiana Airlines deserves shame by mockery, for this avoidable event. No guilt here.


36 posted on 07/25/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Sum Ting Wong with this story.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 12:43:28 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; vette6387; mazda77

Does the Regime run this TV station like they do the White House? The ones responsible skate? Like Benghazi and OBayMe and the Clintoon broad?


38 posted on 07/25/2013 12:51:50 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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