Colbert and Daily Show on the Asiana pilot-names joke snafu (video)

Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report, and John Oliver of the Daily Show, both delved into the matter of the NTSB confirming for a San Francisco TV station a series of joke-names for the pilots of the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco last week.

As we reported at the time, the TV station claimed that the pilots were:


The names are a phonetic joke:

Captain Something Wrong
Way too low
Holy f*ck
Bang, ding, ow!

Colbert and Oliver were on vacation last week, so they couldn’t cover it then. ¬†They’re covering it now :) Colbert was outraged that…. the fake names were Chinese for a Korean airline.

Here’s Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report – and check out our Stephen Colbert archives of more videos:

The Colbert Report

Here’s John Oliver on the Daily Show:

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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