Today, San Francisco's KTVU reported that these were the names of the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 that crashed on Sunday. Station VP Tom Raponi says they "sincerely regret the error" and that "prior to air, the names were confirmed by an NTSB official." Below, watch video of the reporter reading those names. (Thanks, Sean Ness!)
UPDATE: The NTSB has issued a press release stating that "a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft."
UPDATE #2: An NTSB spokesperson told SFGate that 'the names 'originated at the media outlet' and that the intern — unaware of the offensive names — was 'acting in good faith and trying to be helpful." (Thanks, Todd Lappin!)
The Inbetweeners is a great British comedy series that bombed when remade for an American audience. How can the same characters, plot lines, and jokes work so well in one case and fail in the other? YouTuber JackWolf dissects some examples, brilliantly explaining the essence of good comedic directing and editing.
Directed by David Dutton, music by Henry Dutton. (8-Bit Cinema)
A 1989 documentary covering the birth of Batman through to the best on-screen Batman ever, Mr. Adam West.
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