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Factcheck Fail!

By New Renter following x   2013 Jul 12, 11:11am 4,728 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


http://blog.sfgate.com/matierandross/2013/07/12/1937/

KTVU Channel 2 is apologizing for an on-air gaffe that the station — or viewers – won’t soon forget.

During the noon newscast Friday, co-anchor Tori Campbell, announced that “KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board” Asiana flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

She then read from a teleprompter while a TV graphic displayed four fake names that clearly were someone’s idea of a joke.

The first name — “Captain Sum Ting Wong” — should have been a give-away that something really was wrong. But Campbell kept reading… “Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow.”

Yikes.

After a break, Campbell made an on-air correction, clarifying that the names were clearly wrong — but that they had confirmed them earlier with the National Transportation Safety Board.

KTVU news director Lee Rosenthal did not immediately turn our calls seeking comment.

This incident happened days after station made a web promo hyping its crash coverage:

“This past weekend viewers flocked to KTVU Channel 2 News for coverage of the tragic crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

KTVU Channel 2 News owned this breaking news story with a number of firsts!

- First on-air.
- First on-line.
- First with alerts to mobile devices.
- First on Twitter & Facebook.
- First with aerial shots from KTVU NewsChopper 2.
- First with a live reporter from the scene.
- First live interview with anyone connected to someone on the flight.

Rosenthal is quoted in the promo: “Being first on air and on every platform in all aspects of our coverage was a great accomplishment, but being 100% accurate, effectively using our great sources and social media without putting a single piece of erroneous information on our air, is what we are most proud of as a newsroom.”

In an-online apology, KTVU general manager Tom Raponi said “We are reviewing our procedures to ensure this type of error does not happen again.”

1   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2013 Jul 12, 2:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

They are just news readers. You could put obvious nonsense like this in front of them and they still read it. The most amazing thing is that viewers believe the crap they read.

2   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2013 Jul 12, 4:15pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Somebody needs to put something like this on Obama's teleprompter. He probably wouldn't get it, either.

3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (38)   2013 Jul 12, 7:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

New Renter says

KTVU Channel 2 is apologizing for an on-air gaffe that the station — or viewers – won’t soon forget.

If you've ever actually spoken to TV news people you'd realize that it was an accomplishment that these people could find the airport.

4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jul 13, 2:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'd say some intern got a great pay day after all.

5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jul 13, 12:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

I'd say some intern got a great pay day after all.

I was kidding!

"Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft," the NTSB said Friday in a statement.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/12/travel/asiana-offensive-names/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

6   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2013 Jul 13, 11:44pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blurtman says

The most amazing thing is that viewers believe the crap they read.

Well, how else would you explain Obama getting elected?

7   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2013 Jul 13, 11:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

If you've ever actually spoken to TV news people you'd realize that it was an accomplishment that these people could find the airport.

And what makes you think they can??? The vast majority (especially in SF) have some driver take them to the airport. Stick the TV person in a car and they pretty much would be clueless, like the rest of their shallow life.

8   New Renter   ignore (11)   2013 Jul 14, 1:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mmmarvel says

Blurtman says

The most amazing thing is that viewers believe the crap they read.

Well, how else would you explain Obama getting elected?

1) Sarah Palin

2) Mitt Romney

Any questions?

9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2013 Jul 15, 1:05am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New Renter says

1) Sarah Palin

2) Mitt Romney

You say that as if it's a bad thing. Remember, Obama had his shot at the truth, and it turns out. He is no damn where near BETTER than Bristol Palin let alone Sara. Fuck! Levi Johnson would run this country better!

10   New Renter   ignore (11)   2013 Jul 15, 2:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

New Renter says

1) Sarah Palin

2) Mitt Romney

You say that as if it's a bad thing.

I do. It is.

CaptainShuddup says

Remember, Obama had his shot at the truth, and it turns out. He is no damn where near BETTER than Bristol Palin let alone Sara. Fuck! Levi Johnson would run this country better!

Friend, you couldn't handle the truth.

11   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2013 Jul 15, 2:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

New Renter says

Friend, you couldn't handle the truth.

12   New Renter   ignore (11)   2013 Jul 15, 3:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

New Renter says

Friend, you couldn't handle the truth.

Couldn't have said it better myself!


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