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Epic facepalm of news reporting

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by iceberg, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    On today’s Noon newscast on KTVU, the station claimed it had “just learned the names of the 4 pilots on board” Asiana flight 214 which crashed last Saturday. But the station was given bad information that made it all the way into the newscast. If you read the names it becomes immediately clear this is a joke, which went unnoticed by the newsroom, producers and the anchor.

    You’ll recall earlier this week, KTVU touted its coverage as being not only first, but “100% accurate.”

    “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,” said News Director Lee Rosenthal at the time.
    you can find the video on you tube by searching for asian pilot names KTVU and i'm sure it will show up. due to one of the "names" it's not likely to want to be posted in here.
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  2. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    seen this just a little while ago on twitter and just knew this thread was about same story after seeing title
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Haha. That was good.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It's beyond embarrassing. And then to come on afterward and blame the NTSB for something my 11 year old would have caught in proofreading. Just pathetic.
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  5. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    yea, it's even more embarrassing, to be sure. but it does seem that's how our society is these days. we simply can't say "we really messed up and are taking measures to ensure this doesn't happen again" but "it's their fault!"

    personal accountability is just MIA these days.
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  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    From YouTube comments...

    "this story was reported by Sum Dum Chik"
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  7. Bill Wooten

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    Evidently, they need to hear Baba Booey to know it is a prank these days.
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  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Gotta say I laughed out loud.
  9. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic. just wow.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Well, these things just happen.....esp if you boast! :)
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    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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