KTVU-TV on Asiana Airlines Crash

  • Aired:  07/15/13
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Racist jokes on TV damage Asiana Airlines' sterling reputation as a world leader in almost landing planes. (3:11)

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: HEY, WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, FOLKS, THOUGH I WAS ON

VACATION ONE OF THE FEW STORIES

I PAID ATTENTION TO OVER MY

BREAK WAS THE TRAGIC CRASH

LANDING OF ASIANA FLIGHT 214 AT

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT.

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND

EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS HAS MY

DEEPEST SYMPATHIES.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU WHO HAS NONE

OF MY SYMPATHY, THE FOLKS OVER

AT SAN FRANCISCO'S NEWS LEADER.

>> WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THE

NAMES OF THE FOUR PILOTS WHO

WERE ON BOARD THE FLIGHT.

THEY ARE CAPTAIN SUM TING WONG,

WI TU LOW, HO LEE FUK, AND BANG

DING OW.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: WELL OBVIOUSLY

THAT'S A MAJOR FOOK-UP.

AND ANCHOR TORY CAMPBELL QUICKLY

APOLOGIZED.

>> EARLIER IN THE NEWSCAST WE

GAVE SOME NAMES OF PILOTS

INVOLVED IN THE ASIANA AIRLINES

CRASH.

THESE NAMES WERE NOT ACCURATE

DESPITE AN N.T.S.B. OFFICIAL IN

WASHINGTON CONFIRMING THEM LATE

THIS MORNING.

>> Stephen: THE N.T.S.B.

RESPONDED BY SAYING THAT THE

OFFICIAL WHO CONFIRMED IT WAS A

SUMMER INTERN.

DAMMIT.

TIMMY HAD TWO JOBS: GET COFFEE

AND CONFIRM THE NAMES OF PILOTS

IN AIRLINE DISASTERS.

FOLKS, I DON'T CARE WHO

CONFIRMED THESE NAMES.

IT IS WRONG I MEAN "WE TOO LOW"?

BANG DING OW?

THIS IS A KOREAN AIRLINE.

THOSE ARE CHINESE NAMES.

THAT'S RACIST.

OKAY.

AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO A

RACIST JOKE, AT LEAST GET THE

ETHNICITY RIGHT.

LIKE CAPTAIN PARK MA PLEN TU SUN

OR HA YU LAN DIS TANG WELL,

UNDERSTANDABLY, UNDERSTANDABLY,

FOLKS, UNDERSTANDABLY, ASIANA

AIRLINES IS PISSED AND ANNOUNCED

TODAY THAT IT WILL SUE K.T.V.U.

FOR BROADCASTING THE NAMES

SAYING THEY DAMAGED THE

AIRLINE'S REPUTATION.

YES, THESE JOKE NAMES DAMAGED

ASIANA'S STERLING REPUTATION AS

A WORLD LEADER IN ALMOST LANDING

PLANES.

AND I WILL TELL YOU ANOTHER

THING.

I WILL TELL YOU ANOTHER THING.

K.T.V.U. MAY BE BLAMING THIS ON

THE N.T.S.B. FOR CONFIRMING THE

NAMES BUT THEY STILL HAVEN'T

EXPLAINED WHO PUT THOSE FAKE

NAMES INTO THE SCRIPT IN THE

FIRST PLACE.

I'LL TELL YOU WHO I BLAME.

K.T.V.U. NEWS DIRECTOR MUNCHMA

QUCHI.

WE'LL BE RIGHT