Korean News Station Pokes Fun at KTVU with Fake American Pilot Names After Southwest Airlines Landing Gear Failure

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You probably remember KTVU’s royal eff up with reading obviously fake Asian names for the pilots of the Asiana crash. Names like “Wi To Lo” and “Ho Lee Fuk”.

It looks like a Korean news agency is having some fun at KTVU’s expense. After the landing gear failure of the Southwest flight at LGA they showed this graphic with American pilot names “Captain Kent Parker Wright”, “Co-Captain Wyatt Wooden Workman”.

They even went as far as making up fake names for people to interview. Flight instructor “Heywood U. Flye-Moore” and skeptical passenger “Macy Lawyers”.

Well played Korean TV, well played.

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Our names are funnier, but their spelling is better.

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    Our names are also racist.

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      “OUR” ?? I like how 1-2 morons pulling a prank and an incompetent news station automatically indict the entire US population! Also i’m not quite sure how going after Southwest Airlines is appropriate, neither airline had anything to do with the screw up, if you are going to direct a comeback or revenge, it would make more sense to direct it at the people responsible, not the ones that are not.

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        “ones WHO are not” proper English

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          Actually, it could be either. Check your “proper English” rules before you speak.
          http://grammarist.com/usage/that-who/

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          That’s hilarious (I mean it, I rarely LOL), “U Speak English,” do you seriously troll comments across the internet, yelling at the inevitable screw-ups? I thought I was bad just correcting people I actually know! Or is it correcting people whom I know? Reminds me of the guy in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who warps around through time insulting every person ever to exist. Good luck! [kudos to James for the counterpoint -- what about which, would that work as well???]

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        Don, Don, Don.. get an enema. You have no sense of humor and you’re too wound up. Seriously.

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        You need a woman bad!!!

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        I think we need to introduce you to satire… It’s a genre of writing that pokes fun at serious situations, but the point is it needs to be somewhat funny. Ultimately, however, the fact that there are morons like the ones you describe says a lot about America’s culture of insensitivity and elitism. It is rare to see foreigners insult the English language except for the occasional joust at how the English language is dumb with all the nonsensical homonyms, homophones, etc.
        As a culture though, the tendency of Americans to use foreign languages particularly Asian languages as part of a joke is quite prevalent.

        I’m American. Born in the U.S., raised by immigrant parents, but only received American education and I still think Americans can be ignorant, elitist assholes. Privileged does that to you.

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          I have an idea Jenny. Get the f out of here and return to where your parents came from. What is the big deal over a couple of countries making jokes out of stuff like this? Good job Korea. I love my country, and as far as I am concerned, you can make good jokes like that any time. Jesus Christ, where did all the pussies on here come from anyway?

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            Hey Art,

            You need to read Jenny’s comment carefully. She’s actually on your side. “Get the f out of here and return to where your parents came from.” Well that applies to you, too. Get your white ass back on the Mayflower!

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          Well said, Jenny. I, too am born and raised in the U.S. with immigrant parents. It is funny how people make light of racial situation when it’s not targeted at them, which is a breeding ground for the racism that infest this country and perpetuates the status quo.

          However, when the table’s turned, the way “Don Smith” responded is typical of your average American. He can’t take it, can he?

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        It wasn’t the news station that made the names up. It was an intern at an official government agency who send the news station the names which is why no one bothered to question it. Still funny that no one read the names aloud first. The names were probably copied and pasted from the email straight to the teleprompter.

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          Get it right Dan. 4 people at KTVU were fired for their blunder. At least 10 people were involved, and ignored this obvious prank (copy editors, graphics technicians etc.)

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          Wrong. Someone at KTVU made up the names. When KTVU called NTSB to verify the pilot names, instead of being sent away, they got a hold of an intern who, acting outside their authority, incorrectly verified the names as correct, thinking they were being helpful. The names, though, came from KTVU, not the poor intern at NTSB.

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        I’m guessing you work for the airlines…that was a good natured joke by my reckoning. Lighten up.

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        It is not a comeback or revenge. It is a JOKE moron. Pull your panties out of your ass and don’t get them in a bunch. You are the moron.

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      Aren’t theirs too, then, though? It’s the same EXACT thing, backwards except that theirs is definitely, somehow, funnier. :) :)

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      How exactly where “our” names racist?

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      I’m not sure I see the racism at all

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      i’m asian and i nearly pissed myself laughing so hard when i saw those ‘racist’ names. people ned to get thicker skin.

      seriously. imagine what went into that prank to get broadcast. all the people it went through, the planets aligning, etc. truly one of the greatest pranks of our time

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    I totally dig the name Macy Lawyers. Now that’s funny.

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    How is this racist? Korea is not a race, neither is America. Your false sense of political correctness is killing my freedom of speech. Your racial guilt is the only problem, not my cultural insensitivity.

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      Hey Jeff, more then an issue with racism in the made up Asian names, it’s a matter of a growing lack of empathy, a tendency toward more more sociopathic behavior where people have no remorse at making humor at any cost, a lack of consideration regardless of the tragedy. However, just because you say Korea and America are not a races, does not somehow make “asians” and “whites” and “blacks” and “hispanics” disappear into one big tribe of people. You may want to believe racism does not exist just because you make a clever witty remark but the only possible way you could believe it is not a problem is if you are “white” because every other “race” of people living in a “white” dominated USA can tell you all about racism and it’s entire history in this country. And blaming someone for having race guilt as the only problem just because they are trying to identify racism is like a rapists blaming the victim. The fact that you blame someone for having racial guilt as the only problem when compared to your cultural insensitivity exactly proves that your cultural insensitivity IS the problem. But, again, if you’re part of the white race, you probably have no clue about race anyway since you don’t wake up every day and find the world reminding you of your race and notice lack of access to privilege because of your race and see other races have advantage over you and find the country forcing you to recognize that you are not and will not be part of the dominant group…and the reason you won’t ever experience this is because you ARE part of the dominant group and therefore, most likely, ignorant of any real racial experience…yet, because of your ignorance of the problem, you claim some expertise…typical attitude coming from a white person, coming from a member of a group with more power over others.

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        Obviously you are racist and it is the center focus of your life. I feel extremely sad for you. So much of life is passing you by and you don’t see it. This started out by practical jokers fooling a news station and if you know Korean culture this was well thought out and kept respectful. Touché

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        Random "white person" July 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        Seriously anonymous? Whose got the issues here? Maybe you should see somebody about that and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Jeez!

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        This is the most epic statement ever and could not be any more true. The fact that it got so many thumbs down just proves ur point even further. I bet 99% of ppl who gave it a thumbs down are white. Most have no clue racism exists, therefor get so angry and upset when you bring it up. Its classic. And Im white.

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          Ivana Amanda Hugenkis July 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

          Please. “Ho Li Fuk” is no more racist against Asians than “Phil McKrackin” is racist against Irish, or “Ivana Tinkle” is racist against Russians. The joke is not based on the apparent ethnic identity of the fake name but that you can get someone to say something that they believe is a real name while the listeners hear something completely inappropriate.

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            Ivana Amanda….

            This is what I’m getting from you: There’s obviously something wrong with Asian people’s perception of the situation than the situation itself. Let’s change the perception and leave the situation alone.

            Blaming the victim doesn’t adequately account for what White institutions have done to produce the results.

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            YOU have explained it better than anyone has. Imagine saying that making up silly plays on names and words is from ignorance and hate? Of course it was wrong to do it, but nevertheless funny. I can laugh at myself, my name, my flaws, my foibles.

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          “And i’m white” So what. People with sense that want to defeat racism, know the best way is to stop even mentioning what color people are. Let their personal merits be the deciding factors.

          Grow up. Only racists care about the treatment of colors in a crayon box.

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        You are completely right. You got a thumbs up from me. However the alarming thumbs down you got confirms what race analyst, Jane Elliott said:

        White people’s freedom:
        1. To be totally ignorant of those who are different from themselves.
        2. To deny they’re ignorant.
        3. To accuse a minority when a racist comment is made about them that they “took it wrong.”

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        @anonymous truth

        Ever hear of Apartheid?

        There’s been racism and slavery in every culture and every nation around the world. It’s part of humanity, and for most places part of the past.

        Equally, there has always been ethnicities and nations that for one reason or another, have been viewed as being inherently “better” or “free-er”, and having more power over others.

        The biggest fallacy and misconception in your post is that racism, and racist events, has ANYTHING to do with the size of the ethnic demographic you belong too. Sure, if a black person is living in a predominately white area, he’ll probably see more racist acts perpetrated towards him then if he lived in a black area, but it’s the same the other way around – a white person living in a predominately black area will be on the receiving end of racists often too.

        FACT: racism is a cultural bygone of last century that is still present to this day.
        FACT: there are no bounds on racism; white, black, and everything in between can be and is hated upon by people of other ethnicities.

        No one could possibly deny that racism still exists; of course it does. There are hate crimes every day. On the same mien, no one can deny that racism is presented to everyone.

        Except you do deny that last part. You think white people don’t face racism? You think they have absolutely no clue, because according to you;

        “and the reason you won’t ever experience this is because you ARE part of the dominant group and therefore, most likely, ignorant of any real racial experience…yet, because of your ignorance of the problem, you claim some expertise…typical attitude coming from a white person, coming from a member of a group with more power over others.”

        So, ever hear of Apartheid?

        Here’s another little fun fact, there will always be a dominate ethnicity in a country. Every country has different backgrounds. The USA is predominately white because most of the USA was colonized by the English. Africa is predominately black, because they’ve been that way for thousands of years. It’s a mathematical fact that as long as ethnicities exist, there will always be a predominate one in a country.

        Your opinion is so USA focused, that it’s completely bunk in world terms. And it’s not correct even in the USA either, because there are plenty of hate crimes towards whites, and they face plenty of racism.

        So let’s cut down that quote to point out the hypocrisy;

        “and the reason you won’t ever experience this is because you ARE part of the dominant group and therefore, most likely, ignorant of any real racial experience”

        And your (apparently, it seems inferred) not white, so by your own logic, how would you know anything about how white people are treated racially? “yet, because of your ignorance of the problem, you claim some expertise”

        Oh the hypocrisy!

        And let’s not even get into the debate on humor and why one thing is funny and another is not because its all semantics, just because YOU think something isn’t funny, doesn’t mean it’s not humorous to other people. Humor has to have free reign, just as literature does. Censorship is wrong, even if you don’t like it.

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          You are absolutely right>
          And hate crimes on white are 18 times more likely to occur with “black against white” attacks, than White against black.

          Racism is a pointless activity.

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          Same here and I HAVE moved abroad permanently so that I can finish growing up.
          Racism? Did you ever notice how barns are set up so that chickens can sit at higher perches than the others? And they often squabble for the higher perches too.

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            You know those snow monkeys in japan we keep seeing soaking in the hot spring, and we all find so fascinating? Only the dominant clan within the troop gets to use the spring! the others freeze.

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      Yeah it wasn’t that bad. Better then ChingChangChong or something along those lines. And it’s not like the reporters crossed their eyes while doing it.

      It’s a joke people! Loosen up! Or we will get WW4 and it’ll be because everyone has a stick up the ass.

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      Jeff – and yet your comment itself speaks to your cultural sensitivity, not to mention your intelligence … it is refreshing to see others who understand that there is one human race, and the true “racists” are those who keep insisting that there is more than one race of humans …

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    “Captain Kent Parker Wright” is definitely the best. I think they read Mad Magazine too in Korea. Well, this is tit for tat. If some idiot Americans are going to make fun of other people, the same can be done back to us. I’m glad an Asian TV station used humor instead of any direct insults!

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    Both were hilarious! We need to relax about race. I’m half Italian and I grew up listening to my mother tell Italian jokes…my very Italian father thought they were funny and didn’t take any of it personally. Life is way too short to be offended by what that intern did or what the Koreans did. Both were hilarious.

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    Yep, can’t beat Ho-Lee Fuk!

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    I think theirs are far funnier, and more creative. If you really think about the pilot and co-pilot names, you could see how they could be read by a news crew as “real” names, whereas Ho Li Fuk, Wi To Lo, and Sum Ting Wong are old hat, way overplayed, and quite OBVIOUS…

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    I grew up with Mad Magazine making up these kinds of names (‘American’ names, of course) for their gags and thought they were funny as hell. Never, ever… EVER… did it cross my mind that it had anything at all to do with racism. I guess I had to grow up and become mature and educated to realize this. Sheesh!

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      I remember MAD’s take on the VW beetle that was becoming ubiquitous. They called it a VolksBuggen, and showed it like the game piec of the “Cooty” as the body, with legs on wheels.

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    Sean Su, if viewing it that way, would it not then make all of them racist? We all need to lighten up a little and have a sence of humor.

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    Um, turn-about is fair play – but this doesn’t really work seeing that (a) the names still transliterate to words in English, not Korean (what’s the point if it’s not funny to Koreans?), and (b) AFAIK the Korean crash was due to pilot error, not mechanical failure.

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      Dont rule out pilot error on ours yet.

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      your B argument is moot. this Southwest airlines accident appears to be due to pilot error. It looks like the pilot made a bad landing on the nose gear which caused it to collapse.

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      Bet they speak english more than we speak korean… but more to the point, clearly it’s aimed at us, and well done, to boot.

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      It isn’t supposed to be funny for Koreans. It is intended for an American audience (mainly the News station that posted the original fake names) so if the names made sense only in Korean then the people they are trying to poke fun at wouldn’t get it.

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        Chaoticmuffin – wrong. Majority of Koreas read and speak english very well. Especially the ones online reading this stuff :)

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          Not True …. I am Korean and Italian … Majority of Koreans, (Chinese, Japanese, etc.) does not speak English…. Many of the well positioned jobs in Korea are by some who were educated in English speaking countries such as the US or UK, but not necessarily …. therefore, their grammatical speech and the written word tends to be spot on…. We speak English, ie American, badly. We no longer use proper English… many didn’t find the Names funny because they would have had to slow down and sound them out, I thought it was hilarious. Many in the Uk found it hilarious… the Americans … first on that dumb legal band wagon about RACE, didn’t… relax… You are not a TRUE American RACE unless your family was here before the Louisiana Purchase, The Mexican- America War, and the landing of the Mayflower…. STOPPP Being so Politically Correct… that is an American Verb… and sometimes, it too is offensive. I am doing well… Thanks.

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      Korea is actually a pretty big english speaking company. It’s the language they use to do business with.

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        I didn’t realize Korea was a company.

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          Samsung *duuuh*

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            I work with Samsung (providing technical support for software used by one of their divisions). Frankly, their English abilities are *highly* overrated.

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              You mean they spoke Engrish?

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                  now, that was discriminatory.

                  seriously. the ‘r’ pronunciation for ‘l’? seriously?

                  i suppose i should replace ‘c’ in your moniker with ‘g’ too then, huh, Goon?

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                    Totally agree. These people (larry and goon) must really be living in another world altogether. try speaking another nation’s language then. these Koreans are probably bilingual or trilingual. so what if they can’t pronounce some English phonemes?

                    Anyway, it’s not a big deal. It’s a joke meant for the American public. So we get it, right? Then that’s all. Have a good laugh and move on

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                    Rarry = Again, a JOKE. Goon… = haha funny a joke. I am sure Jim Coons is laughing too. He has a sense of humor and very likely laughed at your Goons joke (although you apparently did not mean it as a joke).

                    If you ever want to lose all hope for humanity, Just read the comments to news articles. So much thisbashing and thatbashing, and the ignorance displayed, WOW. The hatespewing. All brought to you by Al Gore’s Internet.

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                  Thanks, but I am not “Rarry!” I am “Rally!” my last name is Morello, so I have been called “Rally Mollero!” true!

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              ….sadly, so are Americans…..

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              Bet it is still better then your (or at least 99% of Americans) Korean.

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        NOW THAT is FUNNY!! I don’t care Who YOU are … and for those who do not get it … THIS IS A JOKE… uggh… LAUGH…(Korean, Italian, Los Angeles Born, Seattle Raised, home owner, Traveled over 46 countries for work,,, this is funny!)

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      Koreans learn English before they are out of kindergarten, they got it and they politely giggled.

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    turnabout is fair play, except they threatened to sue KTVU.

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Do we get to sue them and have people fired or is that something only they can do…I hate double standards.

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    These are South Koreans, our allies. What the American news agency did out of ignorance and hate, the Koreans returned in jest. It isn’t a double standard, they did not use ugly names, just funny ones. Big difference.

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      Ignorance and hate??? Come on……

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        Are you serious? People died. Making a joke of their names and you are defending this sociopathic sense of humor? Do you really expect people not to be sickened by making a joke out of people’s names who died tragically? At the very least it is ignorance and could very much be simple hatred that is associated with racism, we don’t know the entire motivation behind the “pranksters.” Please tell me how you would react if someone made a joke about your mother or father dying tragically in a car accident. Now, compare that to how would you react if someone made a joke about your mother or father getting a flat tire? See the difference. If you don’t, it’s called ignorance and sometimes the reason for ignorance concerning other people has to do with hate.

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          WOW! You told US!

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          The pilots did not die. I’m also not sure many of the people on the Southwest flight felt their experience was about the same as getting a flat tire. Nor would the people on the United flight that ditched into the Hudson river appreciate someone saying it was just like getting into a minor fender bender (because, after all, no one died.) Death is tragic. Not dying can still leave long-lasting psychological trauma in an air accident. My point is that your point about death/no death is flawed. Either society should be able to joke about the pilots (who did not die and may or may not be partly to blame in both cases) – or not. And it is racism in both cases, or not.

          The only difference is that the American TV station was not a comedy operation. They had a breakdown in procedures and judgment which probably rightly cost some people their jobs. Had the exact same joke been reported on SNL Weekend Update, no one would have cared.

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          You know what color Christa McAuliffs eyes were right…..

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      making silly names is from “ignorance and hate?”

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        Obviously not in all cases. Good God are people brain dead? If I make fun of your dead wife at her funeral, what would you call it? If I make fun of your wife getting a flat tire, what would you call that? I can’t believe people don’t see a difference between context of DEATH and NO DEATH. How blind are people?

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          Benghazi – a “phony scandal” … Watergate – an epochal scandal …

          Fast & Furious – a “phony scandal” … “Mission Accomplished” – a Bush scandal

          You tell us … How blind are people ?

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      I really don’t think our news agency posted their out of ignorance and hate. It, much like the Korean one, was meant as a joke. There was nothing hateful about it apart from those that didn’t get the original joke. How were the asian names used before ugly? I didn’t there was such a thing. Is Smith an ugly name, because it is so stereo-typically American? (For that matter, I’d guess Parker would be, as well.)

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        You, along with many people, are somehow motivated to defend and justify horrible behavior. Making jokes about the death of people who died tragically is a pretty low form of honor and respect for life. I would call it AT LEAST ignorance because any consider person with the ability to empathize with someone who lost a loved one due to death would NOT make such a tasteless joke. The asian name are ugly because of the context of the situation. The death of the pilots make the joke names ugly. You are confusing matters. The names minus context have no meaning. Context defines meaning. People think making a out of context remark about the logic of something removes other people’s emotional response and this is a false idea and not how people function nor should it guide our understanding of how to treat one another with dignity and respect.

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      The names weren’t done out of hate by the American news station. Some ignorant idiot just thought it would be funny to post this names (which by the way have been circulating around the internet for over a decade as “Chinese translations”). This has nothing to do with an American News agency, it’s HR’s fault for hiring someone so immature to be the fact finder.

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      Get with the program, the American news agency did it because someone fooled them and then a young intern screwed up at the FAA and confirmed the names that they had doubt about and tried to confirm. No ignorance or hate, more just crap happens.

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        Federal Aviation Agency… has nothing to do with this … ugghhh… its the NTSB…… TWO Different Agencies …. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) play a key roles in determining what went wrong in avaiation accidents and disasters. These federal governing body are needed because these accidents typically involve more than one jurisdiction. In the event of a loss, the NTSB serves as investigator to determine criminal liability, attempting to improve air travel safety in the future. The FAA’s role in aviation law is to ensure the adherence of safety standards by overseeing the maintenance, operation, and manufacturing of all aircraft

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      yeah… they did it out of hate .. the names that they got and verified with the NTSB…. again…. (written by you, without the time to think through actions taken) the NEWS AGENCY… did their Due Diligence and CHECK and VERIFIED their reporting …. Not THE News agency Exec’s fault they were duped and didn’t get it until they got into a jam with NATION Wide EXCLUSIVE…. Don’t be in a hurry to report… and profusely apologize… but their was no malice there when they reported… Their was no double standard …. the only one responsible for the mistake was the person who called in the name and the intern who verified it …. the rest is chop suey….

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      These are South Koreans, our allies. YES What the American news agency did out of ignorance PROBABLY and hate PROBABLY NOT, the Koreans returned in jest. TRUE It isn’t a double standard,TRUE they did not use ugly names,(IMO-THE ONLY UGLY ONE WAS HO LI FUK – TO ME THAT IS WHERE IT WENT TOO FAR, NO NEED TO CUSS) just funny ones. Big difference. I AGREE

      Sorry, capitalization used to differentiate my comments from yours, not to yell.

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    The only double standard would be if they had reported these names as the actual real names of the pilots as the American station claimed. The Korean station didn’t and actually made it fairly clear that they were spoofing the American Station. You fail. Try again. Have a nice day.

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    Sure, but this isn’t a news agency. The lower right shows the name of the station as “Ha Ha News.” Now, you’re free to believe that’s a legitimate news reporting agency, but I’d argue The Onion is in greater danger of being misinterpreted as serious news.

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    Good question. You should ask Macy Lawyers.

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My favorite part about the KTVU screw up was that they “verified” these names with the NTSB! Hahahahahaha! Had they actually bothered to do so, they might not have messed up in the first place, the morons!

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    Research is fck n golden July 29, 2013 at 1:22 am

    It was confirmed by the NTSB. The person was a summer intern, and has been fired.
    The more you know…

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      I would put money on the NTSB’s intern’s reply was:
      “yea right” /sarc
      assuming that the people asking the question could tell the difference. An assumption he lost his job for.

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“Ha Ha News”? Is that an actual news show, or something like the Onion?

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The screencap is obviously just a mock-up. You know, in Korea they speak Korean. News broadcasts are not in English like this is. The badly photoshopped graphics also tell the same story, so please think before you publish “news” like this. Joke itself is funny but it really is no made by any TV station.

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Would be awesome if it were true, but since there’s no name for an actual station or time or day when it aired, no video, the only other sites with this story link back to this one, and the text on a supposedly Korean broadcast is all in English except for a logo that says “Haha News”, I’m calling fake.

Not real, unfortunately.

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    I know this may come as a shock to many…. but they do have shows like Saturday Night Live … and they do have all kinds of mock humor channels and reality shows and soap operas …. The Soaps are so popular than many other followers in other countries come to tour all the areas that they record at…. They did a spoof … funny…. NOT PC for you or any one else …. Joke… like Egg on your Face…. I believe that is what it is.

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      Yes, and if this were on an actual Korean show it would have been in Korean and we’d have a channel name, show name, and the video would be on YouTube by now. (Even the “Ha Ha News” logo is in English; it’s just spelled out using phonetic Korean letters.) The only thing we have is this one screen shot and a story on a comedy site that looks like a piece from The Onion.

      Sorry, but it really is a fake.

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I like that they used Superman and Spiderman’s last names as well as that of the inventors of the aeroplane.

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i for one am not offended, which is further reason why i dont consider the original episode offensive

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    Wow. So just because YOU are not offended, that somehow entitles you to pass judgement on the first episode? THAT is absurd. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way. If a black person calls you a “cracker” and you are not offended remark, that does not give you the right to claim further reasons for why you are not offended by YOUR calling the black person the N word. The logic you use to express your position is flawed. You may not be offended by the first episode but it is incorrect and improper to use the second episode to reason why you take no offense to the first.

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      …but YOU can pass judgement because YOU are offended.

      By the way, dinner tonight is leftovers, Chinese style: Sam Ting. Tomorrow night, we’ll finish it off with Mexican flair: Juan Sagan.

      Get the schtick out of your butt, and quit being offended for everybody else, about everything; life is too short by half to cover even a quarter of such ‘offenses’. All it will do is put you in an early grave, and then everyone will point and laugh, while cracking jokes at your expense..

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Boobie the Rocket Dog July 29, 2013 at 6:47 am

I YAM OH FENDED! 1-800-WHOCANICEYOU

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I always wondered what American names and language sounded like to people who come from other greatly different sounding names.

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Sorry, both are funny. GFY hater race baiters.

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    Sorry, you’re an idiot if you actually believe someone dying in a crash is the same thing as someone NOT dying in a landing gear accident. Context gives the meaning, they are not the same. If you think both are funny, well, nothing I can say…it is true the world has non-empathetic A-holes who tend to have sociopathic feelings about what is right and what is wrong. Thank you for showing yourself, now we know. But of course, all you can really say to that is GFY. Great, good argument. We can solve social problems that way, you know, through denial and ignorant attitudes. Wonderful life philosophy.

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    Yeah, but if Americans showed more respect in the first place it wouldn’t have to come down to this. Anyhow, it looks like the world will be speaking Mandarin in the future (if the Communists ever get their act together or China holds free elections). Then, the mocking will be in reverse… Americans speaking Mandarin sound just as stupid as the Chinese delivery guy speaking English to you.

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Why is there even an “us or them”? Put another notch on the segregation-isolation-whohisme board.

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    Well, we do have a basic US versus THEM. It’s not what many people expect but down deep in our bones we know it is true because it’s been this way throughout all of civilization–we have a ruling class who dominates everyone else for their gain. Simple as that. The ruling class usually consists of anti-social sociopaths who pursue their own self-interests for the sake of power and control. They will use any possible means to secure power and control, be it religion or education or whatever. They are never voted out of power, they never give it up willingly and they believe it is their destiny to have power and control. There is a reason all periods and stages of civilization and all countries have stages revolt. It is in their best interested to convince people to give up the US versus THEM concept and embrace pacifism, embrace Gandhian non-violence action. This exactly serves to effectively eliminate the threat to power and control. It is a great strategy and it works wonderfully well in the United States.

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And the author of this article is James Po Ling!
The Ling’s in China were reputed to be academics and smart guys!
Wo Fo Yew Pee Mah Off?

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I think the nose landing gear on the 737 is manufactured in …. Korea.

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Kent Stan Coopering July 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. However, in the comedian world, stealing someone’s material is frowned upon. One might say it brings great shame to the family name and it would be better to jump from a bridge into an icy river rather than face public scrutiny!

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Werr played, Korea.. Werr played.

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How about we all take a chill pill and laugh at stupid jokes: Ours and theirs.

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Bravo, KTFU! (spelling intentional)

I don’t quite get “Wyatt Wooden Workman,” though.

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Seriously…. after reading all of these comments…. I have just one thing to say….

Stop the world… I want off….

Get a life people….

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I like the fake Captain name: Kent Parker Wright. The others…meh. There has to be a better joke for this situation. Telling the same joke twice is a bit lame.

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    Telling the same joke twice is a bit lame… Are you referring to the entire Korean news station thing? I do not agree that it is lame. Not in this case. IMO, It is well timed wit and sarcasm. Now to continually do this, yes would be lame. Just like the GOT …? thing. It started as the Got Milk campaign. But it has been way, WAY overused. Shortly after the Got Milk campaign, There was a classic rock station (I believe it was a radio station in Atlanta), did a billboard for Got Mick? (Jagger). That was funny, ten years later (or whatever it has been) the Got…! is no longer funny, nor witty.

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The amount of self-righteous blowhards writing their paragraphs in the comments section here is staggering, Somebody needs to hire somebody to remove the 4 foot long stick that’s been up your asses. Cmon, “Wi Tu Lo”? The joke may show a slight lack of empathy, but it’s not even close to racist or hateful. Even the Korean Onion thought it was funny enough to parody. I’ll bet the people screeching “RACIST!!!” are middle class whites who wouldn’t have the first clue what true hate looks like.

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I manage a blog as well and these defensive comments usually come from Korean IP…

Run a pole related to Asiana airline accident at SFO few days after an accident and I got bombarded with votes from IP addresses all over Korea and China. Hell, 98.5% of my traffic was from U.S. and Canada prior to Asiana airline accident. During the poll, it went down to 9% with 95% of answers from above two countries. (not to mention that majority were using Windows with default lang set to Korea).

As much as I love my country with (partial due to NSA) freedom of speech, I don’t go to Korean website and bombard their poll because some American screwed up there.

P.S. They never click on any banners for affiliate income. Just waste my $$$ with data transfer :(

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This is pretty funny. Well thought out prank. At least they used the names based on the correct nationality. I mean, how dumb can KTVU you get for approving Chinese names as Korean pilots?

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C’mon Korea, you can do better!
Gladys Alive
Will Notland
Seymour Accidents
Phillip D. Pants
Peter Pants
Lando Lott
Phil Otto Skye
Wheeler Nowheel
Don Wego
Manny Miles Down
Geraldo Gunner Die
Willow Gonnadie
Justin D. Nick O’Tyme
S. Gunner Hurt
Gunner Crashnow
Les Hope Firus
Miss DeLanding
Mr. Landing
Annie Buddy Steerin
Ida Noah Thing
Wendy Planefell
Sir Viver
Howie Keeperjobs
Hooper Meyuncharge
Anita Parachute
Maxie Mumerror
Art Weedaire
Yvonne Toolive
Terra Bullpilot
Helen DeSky
Walter Walter Bulance
M. Bulance
Sue U. Ferdis

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    Hahaha, a KOREAN making fun of the Americans using their OWN language lol… it’s definitely wittier than some juvenile ching chang chong bullsh1t because Americans are obviously light years short of brain capacity to think of a double entendre in the Korean language… complete intellectual and humoristic pwnage right here

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      You’re the idiot. Most of the (American) names posted aren’t real but they’re funny anyway. 9 times out of 10 these names are created using the language but double-checking to see if the last name is real doesn’t usually occur. Such is the case with the fake Korean names as well.

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    most of those aren’t even real names though

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If you think this was really on the news… then God help you.
It’s a photoshopped imaged.

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At least our pilots weren’t to blame for causing the accident. Especially because the cause of the Asiana plane was a basic handling of the aircraft, that you learn from the beginning of your flight training. If you can’t fly a plane visually, maybe you shouldn’t be carrying passengers…Besides, most airlines back-up visual approaches with the instrument approaches.

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Just old fashion ribbing and the Koreans got us. I think that’s last tag!

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Reblogged this on Corner Store Press and commented:
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

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This is not a real news channel….
On the bottom right corner, the name of the news channel is labeled as “Haha News”
Literally, the sound you make when you laugh :P
This is a comedy/parody genre type of fake news, meant for laughs.
Ha. Ha.

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That picture is such a bad photoshop, only people with an IQ below 60 could be fooled.

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Good on them. What goes around comes around, though I feel like most Americans wouldn’t give two shits about the Korean version of the joke, given that libel and slander are very uncommon cases in America and perhaps the MOST common in Korea. Regardless, whoever it was who thought it would be funny to include the fake Konglish names in the first place not only has a very poor grasp of the fact that Koreans speak Korean as their native tongues, not Chinese, but they also knew damn well what they were doing. I suspect that they would not have given a fake name like Fried Chicken Dekambwe to the pilot of a crashed African airliner for fear of African-American backlash; what made them think that it was okay to poke fun at Asians? I look forward to the day when THIS is not the sad truth that Asian people face:

http://www.abcsofattraction.com/blog/the-racist-bullying-crisis-why-54-of-asian-american-children-are-targeted-by-bullies/

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