Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Apparently, Asiana Airlines Won't Be Suing the Oakland TV Station That Released False, Racist Crew Names

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM

So, remember when I said that Asiana Airlines' lawsuit toward Oakland's KTVU over incorrect, racist crew names "wasn't going away any time soon" (You probably should; it was about this time yesterday)?

Whoops.

In a statement, the carrier acknowledged the apology from KTVU, and said it would focus on "managing the aftermath of the accident."

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If the airline had decided to go ahead with the suit, it would have had a difficult time winning, Erik Wemple at the Washington Post argued.

An Asiana spokesperson told CNN the false report "resulted in damaging the company's image." Wemple notes:

"To win a judgment against the television station, the airline must prove that the false report so injured its reputation that it resulted in the loss of business. That, it will never be able to do."

So, that's that. Congrats on your damn luck, KTVU.

[h/t: WiseGuy]

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