Yes, of course it was cruel and disgusting that people pranked news organizations about the crash and that news organizations were sloppy and fell for it….but what’s up with Asiana? They look pathetic threatening to sue. Do they have that much extra time on their hands? If you as me, they have much bigger bigger problems and they should be 100 per cent addressing those problems.
Ask yourself, should the Airline really be spending its time and money suing over this (see below)? or should the airline be spending its time investigating the pilots and their aircraft and compensating the victims of their crash?
Asiana said Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that damaged the airline’s reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco.
An anchor for KTVU-TV read the names on the air Friday and then apologized after a break. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned-out plane that had crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three and injuring dozens.
Video of the report has spread widely across the Internet since it was broadcast.
The National Transportation Safety Board has also apologized, saying a summer intern erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew.
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.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.
Neither the station nor the NTSB commented on where the names originated.