Late last night, Matthew Keys exclusively revealed the identity of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) intern who confirmed to San Francisco’s KTVU the epic-prank names of those four Asiana pilots. This particular The Desk dispatch suggests that Cornell University is today dealing with its own PR nightmare.
Keys’ blog post quickly led to an alternate offer of summer break employment for the NTSB free agent. It came this morning at 12:12 a.m. ET, from SpinMedia website What Would Tyler Durden Do:
We would like to offer Mr. Fields-Lefkovic a highly valuable learning work experience at WWTDD for the remainder of this summer. I think we offer college credit or something that makes these summer slave labor arrangements fully legal. Alex, call us.
According to the Cornell student’s now-deleted LinkedIn page, he was also previously an intern for the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Let’s hope his duties there never involved authenticating patron Van Goghs and Vermeers.
Regardless of whether this young man decides to continue interning for the remainder of the summer, FishbowlNY is pretty sure an “exclusive” appearance on network or cable TV news is in the offing (if he wants it). However, in this case, some sort of parlay at a place like Funny or Die / College Humor would seem to make more sense.