most stupid thing that happened in TV broadcast history – oakland TV station on the Asiana flight 214 crash
this must be one of the most bizarre and most stupid thing to happen in the history of broadcast television in the world. this happens only in comedy skits on TV or in Hollywood movies but this one happened in real life and yes in the US where the internet is pervasive and information everywhere in an instant.
this is what happened:
SFO crash coverage: KTVU apologizes for major blunder
On Friday’s noon newscast, the Oakland station claimed it had “just learned the names of the four pilots on board” the jetliner that crashed at SFO last Saturday and ran the names on screen. However, it quickly became apparent that the names were wrong — somehow supplied by a devious prankster.
About 15 minutes later, the station corrected its mistake, but claimed an NTSB official had confirmed the names. A further apology was issued online by KTVU vice president and general manager Tom Raponi:
“We sincerely regret the error and took immediate action to apologize, both in the newscast where the mistake occurred, as well as on our website and social media sites. Nothing is more important to us than having the highest level of accuracy and integrity, and we are reviewing our procedures to ensure this type of error does not happen again.”
the TV station aired the pilots names, above.
when i read that, i had to pause for a few seconds as i collected my jaw which dropped somewhere on the floor on my feet. then this question i asked myself – “really, nobody saw there was something, in fact 4 things wrong in those four names??!!”
these were the names of the pilots that they had on the tv screen :
- captain something wrong
- we too low
- holy fuck
- bang ding ouch
okay, i admit it took me two seconds to figure out the number 2 name, but the rest i immediately picked up on them. really – holy fuck (3rd name)? you can’t get that? the four names were even in their proper sequence of events during the crash, starting with something is wrong to end with the sounds of the crash.
the anchor woman who read them aloud was even very careful in reading them, delivering them much slower than usual which actually makes it easier to understand what they meant. for her not to get what the words she was saying is beyond me.
what were they thinking?
ans what the hell were they doing?