Krystal Ball thought she was speaking to a Staff Sgt. Michael Boyd supposedly an eyewitness to the Malaysian Airlines plane tragedy, but someone else thought this was the perfect time for a prank.
Krystal Ball asked what he saw. “Boyd” said, “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.” Mediaite
“Let’s turn now to an MSNBC exclusive. U.S. Staff Sergeant Michael Boyd, he is at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine and he says he saw a missile in the air hit the plane, he is on the phone with us,” Ball said.
It goes downhill from there.
“Well I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying in the sky and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass,” the caller said.
But Ball didn’t seem to catch the joke.
“So it would appear the plane was shot down, can you tell us anything more from your military training of sort of missile system that may have been coming from?” Ball said in response.
“Well you’re a dumbass aren’t ya?” the caller said.
Ball, still confused, said “I’m sorry sir?” before pausing for a moment and saying they were taking a break.
After a commercial break, Ball said the individual on the phone previously had not been an eyewitness.
“We thought we had an eyewitness on the scene, that individual was not actually an eyewitness,” she said. Link