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San Francisco TV Station’s Big Mistake [VIDEO]

After San Francisco TV station KTVU put out a press release about the accuracy of their coverage of the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport  they made a mistake that will be remembered as one of the biggest media blunders of all time.

The station went on the air with the names of the four pilots of the ill-fated Boeing 777 along with a graphic showing the names. Anyone who is a fan of Bart Simpson’s prank calls to Moe the Bartender on the Simpsons immediately recognized the names as not being the real names.

The names came from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) who blamed a summer intern for erroneously confirming the names for the Fox affiliate.

Asiana has decided to sue KTVU-TV to “strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report” that disparaged Asians, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said. She said the airline will likely file suit in U.S. courts.

She said the report seriously damaged Asiana’s reputation. Asiana decided not to sue the NTSB because it said it was the TV station report, not the U.S. federal agency that damaged the airline’s reputation. Lee did not elaborate.

Watch the station's apology

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