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Air Canada: ‘Inappropriate Comments Were Made’ in Accidental Email to KOVR

kovr air canada emailAir Canada has released a statement saying “inappropriate comments were made” about a customer’s lost dog in an accidental email to KOVR last week.

The airline was questioned by KOVR reporter Maria Medina after Larry, a greyhound, was lost while in the airline’s care last week. In an email apparently intended for a colleague, an Air Canada spokesperson wrote: “I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time.”

“Air Canada acknowledges inappropriate comments were made in response to a reporter’s follow-up questions for additional details regarding Larry,” the airline said in a statement Friday. “However, Air Canada has been providing the best available information to media on this matter. These comments do not reflect Air Canada’s standards or professionalism, and do not refer to the search for Larry by Air Canada employees which is ongoing.”

As for the spokesman: “I guess I’m the poster child now for Be Careful With Email,” he told the Toronto Star.

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Air Canada Spokesman Accidentally Sends Dismissive Email About KOVR to KOVR

kovr air canada emailA lesson for media professionals everywhere: always check your to/from fields. In response to an inquiry from KOVR this week, an Air Canada spokesperson accidentally sent the Sacramento CBS O&O a response dismissing their inquiry as just “local news.”

While reporting a story about how the airline lost a customer’s dog earlier this week, the Sacramento CBS O&O reached out to Air Canada to inquire “what procedures might not have been followed, and what they’re doing to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else’s pet,” reporter Maria Medina said.

In a message apparently intended for a co-worker, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick responded to KOVR: “I think I would just ignore, it is local news doing a story on a lost dog. Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time.”

The station aired the email as part of its report last night. Watch after the jump. Read more

On the Move, 1/11/11

Christina Loren headed back to her native California to become the morning meteorologist for KNTV, the NBC-owned station in the San Francisco Bay Area, after 3 years at Miami’s WFOR.

Baron James joined WPLG in Miami as its weekday morning anchor. Previously, he was an anchor-reporter at KDFW in Dallas.

Nelly Carreno joins New England Cable News in Boston as a meteorologist.  Previously, she was a meteorologist and entertainment host for WSNS, the Telemundo station in Chicago.

Ken Molestina makes an 88 market leap from El Paso, Texas, where he was a reporter at KVIA, to reporter at WUSA in Washington, D.C.

Chris Miller is now the weekend sports anchor at KOMO in Seattle.  He moves from KESQ in Palm Springs where he was the sports director.
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