In Order To Get A Job With The Press, You Have To Prove that You Are A Complete Moron

Oakland, California TV station KTVU put this information live on their news broadcast.

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“the NTSB has confirmed that these are the names of the pilots”

h/t to Dave Stealy


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17 Responses to In Order To Get A Job With The Press, You Have To Prove that You Are A Complete Moron

  1. Otter says:

    To be fair, the person who read that information on the air, probably had not seen it prior to picking up the paper it was written upon.


    I will say, I was howling with laughter by the third name. I can only hope the person who read that on the air, was feeling deeply embarrassed within short order.

    • Baa Humbug says:

      The newsreader stated they were trying to determine the roles each of these people played. I’ll take a guess..

      Captain Sum Ting Wong was the flight captain.
      Wi Tu Lo was the navigator
      Ho Lee Fuk was the reserve pilot just awakened from a nap.
      Bang Ding Ow was the chief hostess

  2. Gina says:

    I’ve seen similar pranks pass under the radar, and usually the newscaster realizes something is wrong and starts laughing. In this case, she read it in a normal voice, she pronounced “fuk” as “fook” rather than “fuck”, and she didn’t laugh. So either she has extremely good self control or she was too dumb to realize there was a problem with the names.

    • I had a friend in college who used to send completely asinine letters to the editor of the Arizona Republic, under the name Eva Jina. They published them for years and never figured it out.

  3. kbray in california says:

    I’ve confirmed that the NTSB intern providing these names to the press was “Won Dik Hed”.

  4. David, UK says:

    Hahahaha, I love it when that happens! There was a recent fail on a BBC radio station, during which a presenter read out a listener’s letter saying how the late Jimmy Savile (child abuser and presenter who ran a long-running UK show which fixed it for kids to live out their dreams) had fixed it for him to milk a cow blindfolded.

  5. DarrylB says:

    Well, OK, as long as we are going down a slippery slope, a girl I new in college enjoyed calling a bar and saying, ” This is Audrey Meehof, is my husband Jack there?”

  6. gofer says:

    People used to do that at Wal-Mart. Make up some crazy names and then ask the Wal-Mart person to page them over the intercom.

  7. kim2ooo says:

    Wee B Smokin [ Radio Man ]

  8. Blade says:

    “Ho Lee Fuk”

    For real? Or was it really a prank?

  9. John M says:

    Are any of these names on the no-fly list?

  10. Traitor In Chief says:

    The pilot’s name (Lee Kang-kuk) and trainer (Lee Jung-min) were revealed within the story the first day or two.

  11. Gina says:

    And another one.

    Go down and look at the name of the fourth crowd member they quote.

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