Asiana Flight 214 Pilot Name Gag

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If you haven’t seen this KTVU broadcast with the anchor reading off fake names, watch the video before it is removed from YouTube. An intern had passed on some false information, and the gaffe eventually made its way on air. Three people have been fired from the station. What I find to be amazing – though never surprising – is that the whole schtick is being deemed a racist act on the part of someone who had too much time on their hands and had some fun with names. The act of using humor to make up Asian names that sound like American nether regions is hardly a “racist” act. I was first shown this in a meeting at work, and it was so damn funny I thought the video itself was a joke. I had to google it to believe it. Here’s the Huffington Post story.

7:00 pm on July 28, 2013