This is just one of those stories/clips that is hard not to pass on. After receiving the confirmation from the NTSB, an Oakland (CA) news station reported names of the pilots of the Asiana Airlines crash. Only problem - the names were made up and the confirmation, which came from an NTSB, should never have come. The airline has now moved forward with legal action against the news station for passing the false information along.
Newscast clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm5JGX2or-s
Is it racist - yes, I think it is.
But so was Robert Deniro's (in my opinion) hillarious SNL skit where he, as an employee of the Homeland Security Department, recited a list of suspected terrorist names: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XMr3QO2Sbc