Sum Ting Wong at KTUV -- where the hell is FOX?
banana-brain Tori Campbell
The now famous spoofed KTUV Jul12.2013 report on the names of the
pilots of the Asiana flight 214 that skidded to a stop on the SF tarmac
is being scrubbed from the Internet by the station, but it's still
Like the rest of the world, I was totally incredulous not so much that the
names made it to Tori Campbell's tele-prompter, but that anyone could be
so impossibly thick as to not see from the first syllable that "Captain
Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and
"Bang Ding Ow" were obviously some sort of pubescent joke.
Campbell's reading the names out to millions of viewers set a new record for
televised human stupidity.
But, of course, the cock-up wasn't all hers to claim. Equally
unbelievable is the incompetence of the KTUV staff who prepared the graphic and
the teleprompter script. In contrast, LogoPhere, a lowly blog with no
resources and no staff, was able to
correctly identify the pilot two days prior to Campbell's debacle
-- I mean, c'mon, the pilot's name was out there all over the blogosphere and
MSM, and it wasn't Sum Ting Wong.
Now we learn that under threat of a lawsuit by Asiana the honchos of KTUV
have orchestrated a Bang Ding Ow massacre -- they have fired three producers
over this mess according
to HuffPo, which cites Rich
Liberman. I don't see any reports of Campbell's pretty head
But while I can understand and appreciate gross, possibly negligent,
incompetence and its repercussions, what I can't understand is why FOX
is being shielded from the fan-splattered BS. I mean, KTUV is a FOX
station -- in terms of market size, it it the largest
FOX affiliate not owned directly by FOX. And yet virtually nobody
says a word about FOX in this SNAFU. For example:
- HuffPo does not mention FOX in today's report on the massacre.
- HuffPo's source, Rich Liberman, doesn't either.
Examiner said nothing about FOX when it reported the fuck-up.
- Nor did Forbes.
- Nor the Daily
OK, OK . . . part of the problem is that KTUV does not identify itself with
FOX on its website.
And there is no FOX logo in the YouTubes of Campbell blindly walking into the Ho
Lee Fuk shit-storm. But any competent news organization certainly should have
the wherewithal to run a Wiki on KTUV or a quick google -- either one reveals
the FOX connection.
When CNN's Jonathan Mann said man has hunted dildos into extinction,
news outlets all over the country -- such as the Daily
News -- were all over CNN for the cock-up. So how was FOX able to
avoid being connected to Campbell's 10x worse screw-up?
Ho lee fuk, there's sum ding wong with this is all I can say.