Fox Affiliate Airs Racist Joke When Reading Asiana Pilot’s Names
The station has issued an apology
KTVU Channel 2 is apologizing for an on-air gaffe that the station — or viewers – won’t soon forget.
During the noon newscast Friday, co-anchor Tori Campbell, announced that “KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board” Asiana flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.
She then read from a teleprompter while a TV graphic displayed four fake names that clearly were someone’s idea of a joke.
The first name — “Captain Sum Ting Wong” — should have been a give-away that something really was wrong. But Campbell kept reading… “Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, Bang Ding Ow.