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NTSB summer intern blamed for ‘confirming’ joke names of Asiana Airlines pilots
Twitchy ^ | 07/12/2013 | Twitchy staff

Posted on 07/13/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604

How could KTVU get something so wrong? The San Francisco TV station was the joke of the Internet today when it fell for a prank and broadcast the “names” of the four pilots on Asiana Air Flight 214. You’d think names like “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo” would have raised a red flag or two, but the station insisted it had verified the names with the National Transportation Safety Board.

It turns out that might be true. ABC News’ Steven Portnoy is reporting that an NTSB summer intern is responsible for confirming the obviously fake names.

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1 posted on 07/13/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

So the government is involved, in confirming this?

Uh oh.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Rusty0604
During the first day of news coverage, one news channel had a conversation on what to call the NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman. One said “Chairwoman” and then a reporter said “I know her, she prefers to be called a Chairman...” Another channel called her a Chairwoman and a third “Chairperson...” That was the only comic relief regarding this crash....until this latest entry.
3 posted on 07/13/2013 7:24:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Rusty0604
This prank looks like it had two independent actors.

The first person was the one who gave the names to the reporters originally.

Then the station tried to confirm the names with the NTSB and the intern understood the joke and played along with it.

Makes the person at the station look incredibly stupid.

4 posted on 07/13/2013 7:25:46 AM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: Rusty0604

So it was just a Former Rogue Low Level NTSB Summer Intern that gave the confirmation?


5 posted on 07/13/2013 7:28:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Rusty0604

The summer intern’s name is Autumn Ladoff.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 7:29:18 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Rusty0604

Brilliant.

You who engineered this, the King of Trolls, deserve all possible accolades.

Probably faxed the station a press release that included a phone number for confirmation. Instead of actually looking up number, intern probably just called the number provided. Public relations person simply confirmed.

Reminds me of great pranks at Heathrow calling for “Mai Kolleeg Jusvarted and Lefdaroom Dabastard, please come to the information desk.”


7 posted on 07/13/2013 7:29:45 AM PDT by Blue Devil Reaganite (When you scream "But I didn't know!" you will not be forgiven on this Earth)
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To: Charles Henrickson

LOL


8 posted on 07/13/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

As I tell my kids, “I don’t care what anyone tells you, use you head.”

Elitist fools attempting to deflect attention off of their total lack of common sense.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Rusty0604

I think we should focus this on NTSB chair Deborah Hersman. Anyone else notice her love for media facetime during the past week? Set up a news camera and watch her appear!


10 posted on 07/13/2013 7:32:29 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: Blue Devil Reaganite

I remember those pranks; funny in the right circumstances.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:51 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Blue Devil Reaganite

Or this: “Will Jack Mehoff please call the service desk”.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: duckworth

She talked so slow and in a demeaning manner; my opinion.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Beats our writing ficticious names for library pass in our HS and hilarity ensued. Humor was more crass though...Having the evil Librarian confirming the whereabouts of Dick Hurtz or Heywood J....well you can guess the rest. Worked only one time but still a classic.


14 posted on 07/13/2013 7:38:15 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Blue Devil Reaganite
LOL! Reminds me of something from years ago. We were in the Miami airport and someone paged “Mr. Ole Tamale” “Would Mr Ole Tamale please pick up a red paging phone”.

We howled with laughter! But this new one is funnier. :D

15 posted on 07/13/2013 7:39:17 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ClaytonP
Makes the person at the station look incredibly stupid.

His name is probably Yue Soh Dum.

16 posted on 07/13/2013 7:39:27 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Rusty0604

And so they remain UFOs, Unidentified Flying Orientals.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 7:43:58 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: slapshot

Many years ago a colleague of mine was going to a Chinese restaurant and wanted to know if I wanted anything. I said ‘yea bring me an order of won hung lo’. He said ok and walked out the door, returned a minute later, and told me I was disgusting. I admit I was, but it would have been funny if he ordered it.


18 posted on 07/13/2013 7:45:31 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Blue Devil Reaganite

I don’t know how many times I have heard ‘Mike Hunt’ paged at the Charlotte airport.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 7:45:59 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Rusty0604

You wrote “(Hersman) talked so slow and in a demeaning manner.”

That’s a characteristic of democrat speaker training provided by Burson-Marsteller public relations firm. Hillary uses it too. (So does Diane Sawyer.) Another Burson characteristic is gesturing with a loose fist when speaking. Visualize wagging your finger at someone but loosely tucking your index finger back. Burson tells their speaker trainees that wagging a straight index finger is stern, and creating a tight closed fist is threatening, so they created this lame gesture. Watch Jay Carney for this. He’s the king of the loose fist. A-holes all!


20 posted on 07/13/2013 7:47:08 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: duckworth

I take it as arrogant and demeaning. And these are the same people that mock slow talking Texans.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:12 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Ditter
Reminds me of a sign outside a wedding hall:

"Congratulations Mr. and Mrs Frank Sippi!"

That's right folks, her married name was Mrs.Sippi (if you don't get it, say her name out loud)

CC

22 posted on 07/13/2013 7:50:26 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Rusty0604

Our government loves interns (just ask Klintoon) they are free labor but remember you get what you pay for.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 7:53:38 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Rusty0604

Here’s the difference. If I say “Chink in the armor” I lose my career.

If a station allows “Wi Tu Lo” broadcast, what is the recourse?

There isn’t any. What controversy would ever get a station off the air?


24 posted on 07/13/2013 7:56:07 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?”


25 posted on 07/13/2013 7:58:32 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Blue Devil Reaganite

“Mahlexa Krost and Ihav Tapee”.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 8:01:19 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
During the first day of news coverage, one news channel had a conversation on what to call the NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman. One said “Chairwoman” and then a reporter said “I know her, she prefers to be called a Chairman...” Another channel called her a Chairwoman and a third “Chairperson...” That was the only comic relief regarding this crash....until this latest entry.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Deborah Himsman?

Deborah Itsman?

Pat?

27 posted on 07/13/2013 8:02:39 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: windsorknot

My favorite name from the Lamont and Tonelli radio show is ‘Howie Feltersnatch


28 posted on 07/13/2013 8:02:40 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Celtic Conservative
There used to be a liquor store in Santa Fe NM named Peter Handler Liquor in large letters over the store. I always thought it was a joke name but then I saw a picture in the SF newspaper of Peter himself.
29 posted on 07/13/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Kevin in California
LOL! That reminds me of the Three Stooges Law Firm: Dewey, Cheatam, & Howe.
30 posted on 07/13/2013 8:08:04 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: ClaytonP
Makes the person at the station look incredibly stupid

Naaahh.....that person at the station accomplished that all by their lonesome.

31 posted on 07/13/2013 8:12:01 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Conspiracy Guy
So it was just a Former Rogue Low Level NTSB Summer Intern that gave the confirmation?

Yeah...something about something flowing downhill....

32 posted on 07/13/2013 8:14:08 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Rusty0604

“Would Ima Dick please report to the front desk?”


33 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Rusty0604

No one has mentioned Seymore Butts, the famous writer on board who hid under seats..


34 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:59 AM PDT by WKB
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To: windsorknot
Mike Hunt has been involved in many a prank, too.
35 posted on 07/13/2013 8:38:55 AM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: Safetgiver
Reminds me of the Dicken's Cider routine
Maternity Shirt...


36 posted on 07/13/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: JPG

Yes. Mike Hunt really gets around.


37 posted on 07/13/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: WKB

What about Eileen Dover and her brother Ben?


38 posted on 07/13/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Rusty0604

39 posted on 07/13/2013 8:50:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Rusty0604
Anyone with the slightest familiarity with Asian names (and in the San Francisco Bay Area, that should be just about 100% of the population) would have seen right through this prank immediately - certainly long before they got read on the air. I don't blame the NTSB intern - the individual probably thought the TV station was pulling a prank on him so he or she went along with it.

Either KTVU hires monumental idiots, or the staff got the joke but thought management had approved telling it on air.

40 posted on 07/13/2013 8:51:32 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: windsorknot

In the town I grew up in, there was a “Warren Peter Construction Company”.


41 posted on 07/13/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I wen to school with a girl named Anita Peters,


42 posted on 07/13/2013 9:01:23 AM PDT by WKB
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To: Joe 6-pack

Growing up I used to hear ads for Dick Witham Ford in Waterloo, IA.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 9:27:44 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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To: Rusty0604

You folks are all forgetting the illustrious Frank N. Stein and his friend Chuck Wagon. Then there this guy Jim Bag, who works at a place called “The Locker Room.”


44 posted on 07/13/2013 9:28:35 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: WKB

I worked with a Mennonite named Peter Harder. When I was first introduced to him it took everything I had to not laugh.


45 posted on 07/13/2013 9:37:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: WKB

Show a little respect Dr. Seymore Butts, thank you very much and don’t forget his children Rosie and Harry! :D


46 posted on 07/13/2013 9:42:28 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Roccus

Seems to be more and more true lately. Or at least it is presented as true.


47 posted on 07/13/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Rusty0604

Wat De Fuk?


48 posted on 07/13/2013 9:47:08 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: windsorknot

Sweet femmine voice, “Paging Mike Hunt.....Mike Hunt please call the receptionist.”


49 posted on 07/13/2013 9:51:35 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: duckworth; potlatch

Democrat speaker training. Does that company also train how to count on one hand by starting with your thumb?

Back when Pauline Frederick was the only woman in TV news, studies showed that viewers preferred authoritative delivery. This, along with societal factors kept women off the air and out of exec jobs. Along with Title IX and Equal Rights Amendment frenzy in the 70s came workshops and college offerings on women’s public speaking. Low and slow.

Interesting to learn of a corporate source of such training, or perhaps The Source.


50 posted on 07/13/2013 10:40:21 AM PDT by ntnychik
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