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July 13, 2013

REMINDER TO JOURNALISTS:

Check your facts.

(Thanks to CJrun [Long time no see], Jenny Kellner John Regan, Unholy Slacker and Ersin)

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We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
It's interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

- read by Sum Dum Chick

La Blonde says NTSB "confirmed" those names.

NTSB did in fact confirm them: Intern's name was Haywood something.... http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2013/130712.html

Ho Lee Fuk was a mistake. He works for the TSA.

Bill Hudgins is correct, the NTSB is sharing the blame. I still don't understand how this could have happened. Any 12 year old reading those names would have figured out the "joke." Who came up with the list? Why would an allegedly responsible news organization treat a comment by a summer intern as "confirmation?" How did it get put on the graphic and the teleprompter without some producer saying "Really?" Didn't the anchor know that Ron Burgundy is not supposed to be a role model?

If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go bash my head against the wall for an hour or so.

Another milestone in American journalism. No grown-ups checking the copy and on-air content. Today's local and cable anchors read whatever is on the teleprompter like Pavlovian dogs hearing an endless bell ringing. If an NTSB intern is responsible for this, he or she should be an outtern by tomorrow.

Jeff, all the NTSB press release and the tv station are saying is that the NTSB 'confirmed' the names. No one's saying where they came from in the first place.

clearly she's not a reader of this blog,
cuz i'm pretty sure at some point all of those names have been used ;)

Crouching in shame Anchor, Hidden Pirate

oops

^Pilot

Arrrr.

"...a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority ..."

I believe Mr. Hudgins may have been referring to Car Talk's Customer Service Manager, Haywood Jabuzoff.

I would actually watch the local news if they did this more often. I laughed so hard I cried.

Ligirl ~
When Frederick was a little lad, he proved so brave and daring, His father thought he 'prentice him to some career seafaring.
I was (alas) his nursery maid and so it fell to my lot,To take and bind this promising boy
Apprentice to a a pilot.

(My favorite Gilbert and Sullivan. I'll be on the Geezer bus if yo need me. Oh, I can do "Modern Major General, too.)

Ho Lee Fuk? Maybe she went to get a big dish of beef chow mein.

an equally aged friend of my late mother used to refer to that dish as chicken (beef)charmaine. so we started calling it that anyway because it was so funny. still is.

and i am not sure how anyone could have read past the first of those bogus names and not realized the gag. didnt they ever have substitute teachers?
(signed,........... Ben Dover)

sum young son
dun sum fun -
pen sum fun nee name,
won hoo read
tee-vee feed
now have yoo toob fame.

My thoughts, when I saw this:

Newsperson sees "Bang Ding Ow", and thinks, "Maybe related to the UN Secretary?", then stops thinking.

I saw that and thought, "Bwahahahaha!".

Ohhh, Bang Ding Ow, how I wish I could sneak that past some dim bulb.

See Jay Ruhn

Calling that idiotic news reader fumbler a "journalist" is an insult to Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkits, Peter Jennings, and all the countless others (including the Blog himself!) who personify the best meaning of the term.

Capt,

I still don't understand how this could have happened. Any 12 year old reading those names would have figured out the "joke."

I believe that may be part of the problem: you'd have to be able to think like a 12 year old and understand a 12 year old's sense of humor.

Like we do. =^D

I understand that Asiana intends to sue the TV station and NTSB. They may win enough to buy a new 777.

hmmmm,

ernie g: On a chinese menu, So Wee Su wbagnf 'free wings'?

Sum Yung Guy funny!

I partied with a bunch of 3 year olds yesterday so I'm only now seeing this. *WAVES* at CJ! It's good to see you back.

Sosumi Al Retti

Representing KVTU is that crack lawfirm Dewey, Cheatem and Howe.

Naw, they're using a local firm-- Wi su yu

Clearly this station doesn't have a strict policy.

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