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Something Wrong

San Francisco Fox affiliate flashed the names of the pilot and flight crew from the Asiana plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport, with the anchor reading:

“The NTSB has confirmed these are the names of the pilots aboard Flight 214 when it crashed,” the anchor said. “We are working to determine exactly what roles each of them played during the landing on Saturday.”

So far so good, The station had confirmation from the National Transportation Safety Board of the flight crew’s names. On the screen, the names shown were:

Captain Som Ting Wong
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow

So, how did this happen, you ask? I have seen several theories and excuses. However I think there is one thing to blame: the culture of Political correctness that pervades the news. It would never even occur to these somber people that names might be funny, hence, they missed someone obviously screwing with them… well, that is my theory.