Top 5 Funniest Media Blunders

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Newspapers, TV news shows and corporate social media feeds make mistakes every day. After all, media outlets are run by humans and humans make mistakes. Sometimes the gaffes and errors are so insanely egregious, however, that you can't help but laugh out loud. In some cases, the top blunders are more than just a laughing matter.
Top 5 Funniest Media Blunders

5KTVU Fake Pilot Names

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On July 6, 2013, Asiana Flight 214 crashed at the San Francisco International Airport. News station KTVU obtained what they believed to be the pilot's names. Turns out the offensive names were a prank, but unfortunately for the KTVU staff, no one realized it until it was too late. The names appeared on screen and were read by a straight-faced news anchor. No one had the common sense to realize that the names, "Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow" were not real names. The newscast went viral and resulted in the firing of KTVU news producers.

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