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Friday, December 19, 2014

Blunders

NTSB blames intern for KTVU Asiana flight 214 pilot confirmation

Bay Area TV station KTVU had a royal screwup on Friday when it erroneously reported the names of the pilots responsible for the crash of Asiana flight 214 last weekend. The news segment played out like an episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart prank calls the local bar asking for names like Seymour Butts or…Read More

KTVU reports Asiana pilots as Sum Ting Wong, Bang Ding Ow (Video)

Bay Area news outlet KTVU made an epic blunder when it reported the names of the pilots of Asiana flight 214 that made a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, leaving two dead and 168 people injured. The mistake was so bad and embarrassing, it really makes you wonder how nobody figured…Read More

NBC affiliate KXAN runs promo, misses Blackhawks’ winning OT goal (Video)

Fans in Austin, Texas, watching Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on their local NBC affiliate buckled up for 70 awesome minutes of high-scoring hockey between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately, their local station, KXAN, ran a poorly-timed promo during the middle of sudden-death overtime, right as Brent Seabrook scored the winning…Read More

Bud Selig repeatedly calls 2013 MLB Draft ‘2000’ draft (Video)

Old habits die hard. At least they do for Bud Selig. The MLB commissioner announced three of the first eight picks of the 2013 first-year player draft as the “2000” draft. He even called it the 2000 first-year player draft for the first overall pick, which he had all year to rehearse. “With the first…Read More

Bryce Hunter? Can you spot all the errors in this brutal MLB graphic

In the realm of broadcasting graphic fails, this one comes out on top. This graphic was shown during the middle of the Kansas City Royals telecast on Thursday, and it is full of an absurd amount of errors. The question: “Which young player would you like to start a franchise with?” is posed to viewers….Read More

Great moments in closed captioning mistakes: the Chicago Black Cocks

One closed caption employee may have had too many dirty thoughts on the mind Saturday. During the Chicago Cubs-New York Mets game Saturday, the announcers must have been talking about the Chicago Blackhawks hosting a playoff hockey game at the same time that the Cubs were hosting a baseball game, resulting in the closed captioning…Read More

Susannah Collins fired over sex slip-up, raunchy videos or something else?

Susannah Collins was fired by CSN Chicago after her humorous, embarrassing slip-up went viral. As seen in the video above, Collins was in the middle of an intermission report about the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night when she talked about the “tremendous amount of sex” the team had during the regular season. Collins quickly realized…Read More

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