‘Sum Ting Wong’: Local news channel reporting on Asiana crash gets punk’d [video]
@KTVU uhh… are you guys sure about those pilot's names on the Asiana flight? Read them again… think you've been had!
— Timmy G (@TimmyGMusic) July 12, 2013
We have a feeling San Francisco’s KTVU is gonna be haunted by this one for a quite a while:
Now this is good reporting. #KTVU read these off as the "confirmed" pilot names on #Asiana crash. @ktvu good job pic.twitter.com/UjlOfIecab
— Suzanna B. Stinnett (@Brainmaker) July 12, 2013
One word: Painful.
@KTVU You should look a bit closer at your so called pilots' names you aired.. :/
— Monica Pisciotta (@MEANIKAA) July 12, 2013
saw on KTVU that the Captains name of the Asiana flight that crashed is Sum Ting Wong…I feel like I just got Punk'D.
— Marlene (@Marly_Cakes) July 12, 2013
Sum Ting Wong, @KTVU? Ho Lee Fuk you should be embarrassed and feel sorry for disrespecting the crew of #Asiana214. http://t.co/hc0gAOrFZx
— Rui Rong | 荣 瑞星 (@MisterRong) July 12, 2013
— Stacy Tiffin (@tacert) July 12, 2013
LOL KTVU! nice one
— miche (@michesf) July 12, 2013
Interestingly, the four names read by the KTVU anchor appeared in a tweet this past Wednesday:
Asiana just released the crew's names…
Capt. Sum Ting Wong
Capt. Wi Tu Lo
First Officer Ho Lee Fuk
First Officer Bang Ding Ow— Erikalonglegs&clutsy (@LongLegsNoGrace) July 11, 2013
KTVU has since apologized:
Uh oh. RT @PoliticoKevin: KTVU apologizes for the fake names, but says an NTSB official confirmed them: http://t.co/bGfppHLVEn
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) July 12, 2013
The NTSB released a statement blaming a summer intern for confirming the names KTVU read on air.
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/07/12/sum-ting-wong-local-news-channel-reporting-on-asiana-crash-gets-punkd-hard-video/
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