The next time some local newsie paints herself as a serious journalist, politely remind her she is simply a parrot reading words from a teleprompter.
During the midday broadcast on Friday, presenter Tori Campbell, announced that her news station, KTVU, had just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board Asiana flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. She then proceeded to read out four fake names from a teleprompter whilst keeping a straight face.
The names, which may have originated as a joke online, were apparently given to the station by an intern working for the summer at the NTSB.
The intern has since been promoted to NTSB Chairman.