Worst Summer Intern Screw-Up Ever?

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Mod note: Blast from the Past - "Best of Eddie." This one's hilarous

This is one for the books. In what has to be an attempt at epic trolling (or a bid for a job on the Howard Stern Show), a summer intern at the NTSB is behind the imbroglio at KTVU after the station erroneously identified the Chinese pilots of doomed Asiana flight 214 as Capt. Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow. You can't make this stuff up.

Now I certainly don't want to make light of a tragedy, but c'mon. Who's minding the store over at KTVU? I mean, this is some straight up Ron Burgundy shit right here. It really makes you wonder whether the news anchors really are just automatons who will read anything that crosses the teleprompter.

The station published an almost immediate apology (the same anchor who originally read it apologized moments later and threw the NTSB under the bus). For their part, the NTSB released a statement saying, "Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft."

So, is this the worst screw-up in summer intern history? Or is this kid just an epic troll? I'm pretty sure he or she won't be getting a full time offer.

Successful troll is successful.

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"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

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PE is the new black.

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It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

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