ASIANA airline suing local San Fran TV station

Looks like the airline that crashed is pissed, and thinks they cn pretend their reputation is being damaged, not by their aircraft crashing, but by a San Fran local TV station that made fun of the thing. From the article:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana said Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.

An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.

At heart is the problem caused when the TV station reported the following pilot names:

Asiana pilots that crashed the 777.

Asiana pilots that crashed the 777.

Seriously, this is in poor taste, but the airline is idiotic for suing them and adding even more noteriety to their long list of problems.

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  1. TxAg94

    I have to admit that I laughed my ass off. Mainly at the fact that a news station is so shitty that they let that get through in the first place. Who doesn’t IMMEDIATELY realize it’s a joke? Oh yeah, the people who only care about gettingsomething out there first, right or wrong.

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  2. Section8

    I’m for the airline. The media is a joke. They can’t get shit right almost all the time now, and much of it is due to just pure sloppiness or agenda driven stunts. They just smartphone their shit in these days and from what I can see no review is done. Half the fucking time they can’t even post a story on the web without a half dozen grammatical and spelling errors, and this observation is coming from me, a guy who butchers the English language in nearly every post. Of course this is a blog and I can be sloppy. I expect better from “professionals” providing “knowledge” of events, whatever the hell that is these days.

    Over all, I thought this was funny as hell, but like TxAg stated above it was due to the rubes who couldn’t notice the obvious right out of the gate. Everyone of these people involved (who are probably left leaning feelgood PC people anyhow) should be fired and forced to take tolerance classes.

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