Even after all these years, some people still fall for Howard Stern’s tricks. Reacting to the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, MSNBC’s The Cycle supposedly brought on U.S. Staff Sergeant Michael Boyd. He claimed to have seen the missile in the air hit the plane. Suffice it to say, Krystal Ball’s interview did not go as planned.
Ball led off by asking “Boyd” what he saw on the ground in Ukraine. He responded: " Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying through the sky and it would appear that the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass." [MP3 audio here; video below]
Not seeming to hear the comment, Ball continued the interview. “So it would appear that the plane was shot down. Can you tell us anything more from your military training of what sort of missile system that may have been coming from?” The man replied with an attack on Ball: “Well, you’re a dumbass, aren’t you?”
Ball, finally realizing that this was all a petty prank, ended the interview: “I’m sorry, sir? Alright, we’re gonna take a quick break and we’ll be back with all the latest, next.”
After the break, The Cycle co-host apologized to her viewers: “If you were listening prior to the break, we thought that we had an eyewitness on the scene, that individual was obviously not actually an eyewitness.”