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    Re: Asiana Airlines suing Fox affiliate . . .

    I heard this on the radio today, they played the clip of the news anchor reading it off and I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF!!!



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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    It wasn't a racist joke, it just made fun of their names, not their qualities as humans. (similar to a Seymour Butts or Mike Hunt joke) It wasn't libel or slander because it was apparently unintentional. Even if it was intentional, it was just a bad joke, not an attack on the airline or the pilots. The airline was not harmed by the newscast. The Supreme Court has ruled that such parodies are protected. The airline doesn't have a case.

    I think this incident is hilarious belongs and in the great prank hall of fame. Its hard to believe so many people at the TV station did not notice that the names were bogus, for one thing, they sound Chinese, not Korean.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    true, but what that has to do with my concerns about racist jokes about a fatal plane crash is beyond me ...
    You said "Ask yourself, if I had lost my child in the crash, would I think it was still funny?" Clearly I was responding to that. So I have no idea why you believe that what I said is "beyond you."

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    What is even more mysterious is that this occurred at a SF station where there is such high Asian population. You would think somebody working there may have been exposed to a few Asian names to know these were bogus.

    This very well may be the dumbest TV station across the land.

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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Not only excerable taste, unfeeling and crass, but racist too. This Murdoch paper agrees.

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    Re: Asiana Airlines suing Fox affiliate . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I heard this on the radio today, they played the clip of the news anchor reading it off and I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF!!!



    People need to grow a sense of humor.
    Except the problem was that it wasn't meant as a joke.


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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    It wasn't a racist joke, it just made fun of their names, not their qualities as humans. (similar to a Seymour Butts or Mike Hunt joke) It wasn't libel or slander because it was apparently unintentional. Even if it was intentional, it was just a bad joke, not an attack on the airline or the pilots. The airline was not harmed by the newscast. The Supreme Court has ruled that such parodies are protected. The airline doesn't have a case.

    I think this incident is hilarious belongs and in the great prank hall of fame. Its hard to believe so many people at the TV station did not notice that the names were bogus, for one thing, they sound Chinese, not Korean.
    It wasn't a parody though. It was a serious newscast that someone didn't do their homework on.


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    Re: Asiana Airlines suing Fox affiliate . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Except the problem was that it wasn't meant as a joke.
    Really? Someone did get their prank read on air, or do you think the station actually did this while risking its FCC license?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: I Feel So Guilty for laughing......................................

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It wasn't a parody though. It was a serious newscast that someone didn't do their homework on.
    It was a parody by whoever came up with the names. Since the news station confirmed the names with the NTSB, it cannot be considered libel.

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    Re: Asiana Airlines suing Fox affiliate . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Really? Someone did get their prank read on air, or do you think the station actually did this while risking its FCC license?
    It wasn't meant as a joke by the newscaster.


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