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
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