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NTSB Intern "Erroneously" Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names to KTVU Station
Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2013 | Pamela Engel

Posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT by informavoracious

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement revealing the source of Friday afternoon's embarassing KTVU hoax -a summer intern for the agency who "acted outside the scope if his authority" and "erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew" on the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco.

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: asiana; bangdingow; holeefuk; ktvu; ntsb; planecrash; sumtingwong; wetulow; witulo
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Sum Ting Wong. Newscaster Tu Stupid.
1 posted on 07/12/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT by informavoracious
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To: informavoracious

His career is totally shot now. If he ever wanted to work for the NTSB or any government agency dealing with aircraft accidents he’s a gonner. Maybe he can work for Biden.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 7:58:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: informavoracious

It was the intern, that’s it! The intern.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 7:58:45 PM 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: informavoracious

It was probably one of the managers or producers, but the intern was heading out the door soon anyway.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 7:59:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SkyDancer

>> His career is totally shot now.

Hey, if the Gummn’t will hire Mary Schiavo and put up with Biden, the sky’s the limit for this boy.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: informavoracious

ROR


6 posted on 07/12/2013 8:01:00 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: QBFimi

Maybe he can advise Carney .....


7 posted on 07/12/2013 8:01:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: QBFimi

Hey those guys weren’t too bright on the days coverage of the crash. One time they said the aircraft was upside down.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’m not exactly sure how the intern made the newscasters READ THE NAMES OUTLOUD.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 8:06:23 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: informavoracious
More here
10 posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: Navy Patriot

The bad thing is the intern’s name is Aye Phuc Dup.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:30 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Ha! I see what you did there!


12 posted on 07/12/2013 8:09:39 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: A_Former_Democrat
ROR

That's good.

13 posted on 07/12/2013 8:16:01 PM PDT by TChad (YOU TOO can go to MEDICAL SCHOOL and become a PERK OF THE SOCIALIST STATE and empower DEMOCRATS!)
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To: informavoracious

>> The Asian American Journalists Association has released its own statement: “Words cannot adequately express the outrage we ... feel ...”

Yeah, whatever. How about you hyphenated Americans take some of those American CRM (Crew Resource Management) lessons the pilots in our country have been using for well over a quarter century now and mail ‘em back to the old country. Summary:

Captain no god.
Copilot no bump on log - use mouth to save everybody kimchi.
Check airman see houses get big; trouble same size soon follow.

(Apologies to my childhood hero - Charlie Chan.)


14 posted on 07/12/2013 8:16:28 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: informavoracious

Regardless of who was responsible, this has to be one of the most insanely funny bloopers in the history of news broadcasting.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 8:17:22 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Wasn’t this same thing in a “Scary Movie” plot?

Where they start typing things in a TelePrompter and the newscaster just reads it without thought.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 8:17:44 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: informavoracious
Although they denied it at first, I thought someone at the NTSB had provided the names.
I am sure that he was sure that the KTVU recipient would get the joke and a chuckle. 'Sum Ting Wong' is not exactly a subtle play on words...
Tough lesson learned - never underestimate someone's comprehension abilities.
17 posted on 07/12/2013 8:17:55 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: noprogs

Yes, it’s a setback for the Scottish-Vietnamese community.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 8:20:00 PM 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: A_Former_Democrat

Just when my sides quit hurting you have to post this.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 8:20:07 PM PDT by ping jockey
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To: KittenClaws
Anchorman
20 posted on 07/12/2013 8:20:19 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: informavoracious; SkyDancer

This intern is a legend now.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 8:20:33 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: informavoracious
One suspects a big lie, here.

Interns don't correspond with news agencies.

Interns don't confirm names.

Interns photocopy.

22 posted on 07/12/2013 8:22:25 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Navy Patriot

Just watch and see what happens with the future of Sino-Celtic technology......laddy.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 8:24:43 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: BBell

In his own mind I bet. He was stupid, unprofessional.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 8:25:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

That’s right! Thanks.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: informavoracious

Why are these names “racist”? They are just joke names, made possible by the fact that Asian-sounding names lend themselves to this kind of humorous manipulation. These joke names are not slurs against Asians.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 8:30:55 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: El Cid

It was probably a joke going around the NTSB and the intern probably thought the TV station knew about the joke.

The thing I don’t get is why this is racist. Sure, it makes fun of the way a language sounds, but is it really racist?

...and even though he did say it was racist, I first heard about this from a friend of Chinese ancestry because he thought it was funny.


27 posted on 07/12/2013 8:32:27 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: BBell

Yeah no kidding. It’s one thing to try a prank. Quite another when you pull it off and it gets read outloud to an audience of millions.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 8:39:46 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: MediaMole
I agree - there is no racism here. It is a play on words. I am sure that the intern never thought in a thousand years that this would get past the first recipient at KTVU.

Too bad the card reader at KTVU wasn't quicker on her feet. She could have made a joke about this being a Ron Burgundy moment and she just got 'punked'.

29 posted on 07/12/2013 8:40:37 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: BBell
"This intern is a legend now."

He's obviously bright and creative enough that he probably learned more than he ever wanted to know about working for the gov't in his first week. Now he gets to spend the rest of the summer at the beach, and returns to his college, tanned, rested and a legend!

I've had much worse summers in college, myself.

30 posted on 07/12/2013 8:46:56 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: informavoracious

What Imbeciles! Did you see the news reader announcing the correction/apology? She called the airline “Ahhseeyana” not “Aysheeana”

Has someone come up with a new way to pronounce Asian? These idiots shape our perceptions of the world.


31 posted on 07/12/2013 8:49:06 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: informavoracious

How about Wong Lan Ding and Ho Li Kao?


32 posted on 07/12/2013 8:57:11 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: A_Former_Democrat

ROR

I got it!


33 posted on 07/12/2013 9:09:40 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: informavoracious

How is it racist? It’s funny but I don’t see how it’s racist.

BTW, everyone who looked at those names and didn’t pick up on this prank are complete idiots.


34 posted on 07/12/2013 9:15:42 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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Words cannot adequately express the outrage we ... feel over KTVU’s on-air blunder that made a mockery of the Asiana Airlines tragedy and offended so many loyal viewers of the San Francisco Bay Area station.

Minor point, but I hate the "words cannot adequately express" or "there are no words to express my anger/disgust/etc." or whatever. There are about a quarter million words in the English language. Pick a few that work for you. You're angry. Ticked. Mad. Shocked and dismayed. Whatever. English is a big fluid language. And if it's really that tough, make up a new word. You're supermegatickedoff.

35 posted on 07/12/2013 9:18:02 PM PDT by Our man in washington (www.jonahdove.com)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Quite another when you pull it off and it gets read outloud to an audience of millions.

Millions? I doubt that.... Maybe thousands.

36 posted on 07/12/2013 9:21:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: sgtyork
These idiots shape our perceptions of the world.

Not mine.... Never will.

37 posted on 07/12/2013 9:22:47 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks informavoracious.
Captain Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.
In Texas, one Asian pro-abortion protester is Hu Flung Dung.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 9:22:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Conserev1
One time they said the aircraft was upside down.

If you've seen the video you can understand why there were some early reports of it being upside down.

It didn't miss flipping by much, it stood on it's nose and wingtip for an achingly long time. That it didn't beak into multiple pieces when it slammed back down is a tribute to the design and manufacture!

39 posted on 07/12/2013 9:25:35 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: informavoracious

If Hollyweird had done this, it wouldn’t have been “rasis”. It would have been funny and the movie would be cleaning up at the box office with low information ‘RAT voters there laughing their @$$e$ off.


40 posted on 07/12/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: Bullish

He’ll be a meme before long.


41 posted on 07/12/2013 9:29:20 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: null and void

Watched it all day really it was like they were watching something different!
They finally got an expert that straightened em out!


42 posted on 07/12/2013 9:33:05 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

Yes. The static video on the runway was clearly unquestionably right side up.

The video of the crash in progress taken from the shore? Well, it sure looked like it flipped!


43 posted on 07/12/2013 9:40:32 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: informavoracious

Oh please let him run bath house barry’s teleprompter just once.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 9:57:03 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Why are these names “racist”? They are just joke names, made possible by the fact that Asian-sounding names lend themselves to this kind of humorous manipulation. These joke names are not slurs against Asians.

That's what I wonder too. If the names had been Ben Dover and Mike Hunt and the usual crew would it be prejudice against whites?

45 posted on 07/12/2013 10:01:18 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: null and void

YEa I watched it several times on the Tube what confused them was a lady eye witness that said it flipped!


46 posted on 07/12/2013 10:03:33 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SkyDancer

His NTSB career may be over but if he pulled this off he has a future with SNL or the Comedy Channel.


47 posted on 07/12/2013 10:06:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Bullish; JCBreckenridge

Maybe not millions watched it live, but there are more than 7 million people in the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area where KTVU is broadcast. This now has gone viral and will absolutely reach millions!


48 posted on 07/12/2013 10:09:44 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Conserev1

Yes. I can understand the eye witness seeing that once, at a distance, in the heat of the moment, saying it flipped.

Not much of an excuse for the newsies who saw in zoomed in and in slo-mo multiple times.


49 posted on 07/12/2013 10:14:48 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: informavoracious
Oh yeah. It's viral. My roommate sent me the youtube. He NEVER does that!
50 posted on 07/12/2013 10:17:07 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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