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Author Topic: Really?! News Fail  (Read 2311 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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Really?! News Fail
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:36:05 AM »
This station reported the "names" of the pilots on the recent crash.  I worked in TV news.  I am pretty sure I would have caught this.  I can be a little slow, but I still think this would have gotten my attention.  They apologized and said this was info given to news outlets from the FAA.  I have a hard time believing that excuse.  I think someone must have quickly seen it online somewhere, and went with it. 

Stations have been fooled like this several times, but usually on the morning shows where they read viewer birthday names.  Someone would send in a birthday announcement for Suk MiDik, or something like that.  And, even national networks have been fooled by putting people on the air after some tragedy, and they would seem sincere at first, but would then curse or do the Howard Stern thing. 


Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 04:07:26 AM »

Someone's head needs to roll on at that mistake.

By the way, this was the big fail,.. apology:


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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 05:56:37 AM »

  I can't believe someone didn't catch that.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 11:30:30 AM »
LOL! I love that!

Offline mitch777

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 01:52:59 PM »
wow. ;D
thought it would have been from Faux "News".
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 04:57:13 PM »
Asiana Airlines has announced they are suing the San Francisco TV station.  As it turns out, the station did contact the NTSB to confirm the names, before airing them.  An NTSB intern confirmed the names that the station read to him. 

I think it will be difficult for the airline to win.  The NTSB has confirmed the intern confirmed the bogus names.  I still think someone should have noticed this, and held off until they saw the AP and others reporting it.  The names weren't very important info to have right then.  I know I've called local government for confirmation on different issues, and I was skeptical of the person confirming the info.  The station admits one major mistake was not asking for the intern's position at the NTSB.


Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 08:35:47 PM »

    I may be riding a high horse with hindsight that is 20/20 and all, but I would have caught that.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 11:28:01 PM »
I heard today the station fired three top producers.  In other news, there is this reporter drawing a penis on a map.  I really don't think she meant to do it. 


Offline mecch

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Re: Really?! News Fail
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 11:50:09 PM »
Dumbasses deserved to be fired over that.
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