Not even a week after the Chicago Sun-Times apologized for its “Fright 214” headline….
A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names.
After a break, Campbell apologized for the error. She said a National Transportation Safety Board official confirmed the names to the station.
Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.
The NTSB also apologized and said a summer intern “acted outside the scope of his authority” when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew. Flight 214 crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring dozens. — philly.com
Ya gotta wonder why it’s somehow more socially acceptable in this country to make these kinds of jokes about Asians than it is Blacks or Jews. Remember the New York Daily News headline with “A Chink in the Armor” over a story about Jeremy Lin?
But leaving that larger issue aside, this was a bleeding airline crash, ferchrissakes. A commercial flight, not some drunken redneck stunt flyer thumbing his nose at fate and common sense. Show some class, wontcha?
I know. Look who’s talking. But it’s my bloggy and I’ll whine if I want to.