July 12, 2013
I've been giggling about this all day, wondering how it could have happened.
Now it comes out that the source was a 12 year old boy. The station didn't bother checking the information -- and got what they deserved. I imagine that boy is going to be legendary at his school next week, assuming he isn't grounded by his parents.
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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 15, 2013 08:36 AM (+rSRq)
Now if they could be sued for stupidity, for not realizing at some point before the news reader said the names out loud, they'd probably have some kind of case.
Posted by: RickC at July 15, 2013 09:11 AM (WQ6Vb)
Given that it was a stupid mistake, and the TV station already apologized for it, I don't expect the suit to go very far. The airline is a "public figure" so they'd have to prove "actual malice" (both legal terms of art) and there just wasn't any here.
Probably the TV station will apologize again, and that'll be the end of it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 15, 2013 09:20 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at July 15, 2013 09:48 AM (WQ6Vb)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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