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[VIDEO] 2013: KTVU NEWS ASIANA PLANE CRASH PILOT NAME PRANK GOES VIRAL; LAWSUITS PENDING

16 Jul

The news anchor at KTVU is probably taking a bottle of Zanax as this blog is being written. During a news report of the recent Asiana plane crash, which killed 3 passengers, she read a script verbatim. Apparently someone behind the scenes did not check facts properly about the pilot names and she repeated the fake names live on the air.

Over 9 million have viewed the now viral Youtube video, but it’s no joke. The embarrassing move has caused Asisana Airlines and others to prepare lawsuits against the news outlet. CHECK OUT THE NAMES ON THE SCREEN…WOULD YOU HAVE FIGURED IT OUT?

This goes to show, many anchors are just talking heads.  Had she paid attention to what she was saying, it would have been obvious the names were clearly a bad prank.  News outlets also have several pre-screening checks to avoid this chaos.  What went wrong?

KTUV news allegedly reported that the facts were checked, but apparently by an inexperienced intern on the other end of the phone.  Some are just not buying that story….since there are strict rules in place for confirming deaths in crashes.

Who would pull such a sick prank?  Someone clearly going straight to hell.  As for the anchor, not sure if she will ever work on air again…but is it her fault?

Read the full story herehttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10897787

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2013 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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4 responses to “[VIDEO] 2013: KTVU NEWS ASIANA PLANE CRASH PILOT NAME PRANK GOES VIRAL; LAWSUITS PENDING

  1. Tom Nefeldt

    July 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    First a correction Britta… death toll is 3, not “over 2 dozen.” I think the management of KTVU should all be fired for hiring a news anchor with less than a 3rd grade education… she is an idiot. Maybe she was injured as a child, and now when her mouth moves, her brain stops working. I’ve seen lots of videos of anchors saying things that should never have been said, but usually they are total slips of the tongue, not complete stupidity. Those “names” are soooo obvious, when I first saw the clip, I thought it was done just as an internal joke and not really on the air.

    Also the “Intern” that provided the information should be banned from the entire broadcasting industry. He/She needs to find a new career.

     
    • brittaj

      July 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Tom for the correction! I was confusing story with something else in my head.

       
  2. Jolene Sailer

    July 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Wow! Whom ever made this broadcast able should be fined or fired. Whom ever is responsible for this broadcast obviously does not believe in God. The loss and injury of human life and this is the networks response? I pray for the victims and their families. I guess I would not want these idiots Karma! How can anyone make a joke of this? Sick!!!

     
    • brittaj

      July 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Jolene…I totally agree! What a sick prank! Hope you are well:). Long time no hear from:).

       

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