FCC chairman calls Hawaii misstep “unacceptable.”

Officials still aren’t sure why an alert went out last week, warning residents of the Aloha State to, in effect, kiss their hindquarters aloha, but Chairman Pai is laying the blame squarely at the feet of the state government: “The false emergency alert sent yesterday in Hawaii was absolutely unacceptable. It caused a wave of panic across the state—worsened by the 38-minute delay before a correction alert was issued. Moreover, false alerts undermine public confidence in the alerting system and thus reduce their effectiveness during real emergencies.”