I don't see what all the fuss is about since a similar landing happened in Minneapolis, MN in the early 70's. The late director of flight ops., Capt. Paul Soderlind simply determined the best configuration and landing speed and it was a done deal. The crew simply followed Pauls advice and it never even made the local news. Time to get over it and realize the pilot was just doing his job to the best of his ability.
I had my first flying lesson in a new Cub (NC 88545) back in Sept.'46. We had to obey light signals from the tower and use the grass since the paved surfaces were for the big guys at Wold Chamberlain. KMSP