Ho Lee Fuk: Fox-affiliated TV station makes a major blooper after Asiana Flight 214 crashes in San Francisco

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      A recent plane crash had San Francisco broadcasters and newspapers scrambling to scoop their rivals.

      That's always a fertile opportunity for media pranksters.

      So it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that someone slipped fake names of the four pilots of Asiana Flight 214  to the local Fox affiliate, KTVU.

      Naturally, the station rushed the names to air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow. (Read those names quickly in succession and you'll get the joke.)

      Anchor Tori Campbell must have felt that she was left with some egg foo yung on her face as she read the apology below.

      Campbell claimed that the names had been checked with the National Transportation Safety Board—but that assertion has since been denied by the NTSB.

      It told Gawker that it doesn't release names of pilots. The station later blamed the screwup on an intern.




      Jul 15, 2013 at 11:13am

      I love news agencies. Report it wrong. Cover yourself with NTSB approved names. Wrong again. Hell, let's just make stuff up.

      Jordan Wong

      Jul 15, 2013 at 11:39am

      I have to admit I laughed my ass off at this. I'm not surprised they didn't catch it; after all, it is Faux News.

      Martin Dunphy

      Jul 15, 2013 at 11:46am

      Bad news day for Fox network execs Otto Nobetta, Lou Natic, Brian Ded, Stew Pid, Tom Fulary, and Hugh Gembarassment.

      its funny

      Jul 15, 2013 at 1:28pm

      admit it. you all laughed.


      Jul 15, 2013 at 2:49pm

      Best part...
      Asiana Airlines is suing the Fox affliate.

      "Asiana Airlines says KTVU damaged the airline's reputation with the "racially discriminatory report" against Asians and will file a lawsuit in the US."


      Blue bell

      Jul 15, 2013 at 6:59pm

      @ Its funny- I amongst got through it without reacting. But then came 'Bang Ding Ow' and that was it. ;)

      Alan Layton

      Jul 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

      So I guess crashing a plane and almost killing hundreds of people due to pilot ineptness wasn't enough to mar their reputation. They should be suing themselves.

      Fred Ma

      Jul 15, 2013 at 11:13pm

      The names read like a bad joke. Considering that this news from San Francisco. These 4 names which are very Chinese sounding read like a poor insult. Considering that Asiana is an upstart Korean competitor to Korean Air. Asiana isn't a Chinese company to begin with!


      Jul 16, 2013 at 10:02am

      Its def funny....if it wasnt regarding a plane crash

      Al The Junky's Pal

      Jul 16, 2013 at 4:43pm

      As reported by Fux News