KTVU Apology for Friday Noon report
We made several mistakes when we received this information. First, we never read the names out loud, phonetically sounding them out.I mean really....wouldn't you think the talking head reading the copy and pronouncing the first name have a light bulb come on and realize they had been had?
Then, during our phone call to the NTSB where the person confirmed the spellings of the names, we never asked that person to give us their position with the agency.
We heard this person verify the information without questioning who they were and then rushed the names on our noon newscast.
First off this is hilarious, second ....I can't believe there are people out there that hang on every word the media spouts off. If this is the kind of stuff we depend on for news then Ho Lee Fuk.