Don’t normally post anything on the weekend, but i thought you’d wanna see a news reporter fail yesterday by listing the fake names of the pilots of Asiana Airlines flight 214, the plane that crashed on landing recently at San Francisco airport. The KTVU news anchor said the station recently learned the names of the pilots and cited the source as the National Transportation Safety Board. Only problem was that the names were given as Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee Fuk and two others.
The station issued an apology soon after saying the National Transportation Safety Board released a statement that “a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority” and “Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated.”
Think we can safely put that up as a contender for news fail of the year.