Fired KTVU producer: “My hard-earned reputation is intack”
KTVU, the Oakland Fox affiliate station that reported four fake, racially insensitive names for pilots of Asiana flight 214 on a July 12 broadcast, has responded to the embarrassing gaffe by firing three veteran producers after an in-house investigation.
Amid the fiasco, ousted producer Roland De Wolk attempted to defend his reputation to The Wrap when reached via email. Unfortunately for him, his defense was undermined by misspellings that TheWrap presumed "unintentional":
"My hard-earned reputation is intack. There are lawyers, so eager as I am to anser all questions, I must refrain."
More damaging for De Wolk, though, is a report from SF Weekly that challenged the supposed "intackness" of De Wolk's reputation, instead calling it "somewhat checkered."