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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:28 PM

Korea retaliates! "Captain Kent Parker Wright"



A Korean TV station has reportedly retaliated against San Francisco’s KTVU station by “verifying” its own fake American names for the Southwest Airlines flight 345 crew that nosedived its landing at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport last week.

KTVU, now infamous worldwide, has been accused of racial slurs and stereotyping after falsely identifying the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crew with names like “Wi To Lo” and “Sum Ting Wong.” The Boeing 777 crash landed on July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, leading to the death of three people.

Slothed.com reports that the Korean station satirically identified the pilots of SWA flight 345 as “Captain Kent Parker Wright” and “Co-Captain Wyatt Wooden Workman” after the nose gear collapsed and the plane skidded to a stop. The broadcast apparently also made up names for people in its interviews, such as a flight instructor named “Heywood U. Flye-Moore” and a passenger named “Macy Lawyers.”

So far no other news outlets have confirmed the retaliatory act, but the internet is buzzing about the reported payback with good-humored approval.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/thebalancesheet/2013/07/29/korean-station-ktvu/10361/


Umm... I think it lost something in the translation. And I didn't like the joke in the first place. But I was LMAO that the SF news person didn't realize that she was had.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:34 PM

1. Three KTVU producers fired over fake names: Stew Pitt, Moe Ron, and Cain Getty Wright

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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:02 PM

2. when they are victim it's racist, but when they do it, it's funny. ok nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. Racist no. Insulting yes.

And uncalled for.

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