MSNBC’s The Cycle was apparently pranked today when a supposed expert contributor pretended to be an eyewitness to the downed Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine, describing the plane as having been shot down by a “blast of wind from Howard Stern’s a**.”
Co-host Krystal Ball, who introduced the call as an exclusive interview with Staff Sergeant Michael Boyd from the United States embassy in Ukraine, asked the guest what he saw. “Well, I was looking at 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 a**,” he said.
Unfazed by the guest’s comments, Ball asked him what his military training suggests took place.
“Well, you’re a dumba**, aren’t you?” the guest responded.
“I’m sorry, sir,” Ball replied, before quickly cutting to commercial.
After the break, Ball told viewers that the guest “obviously was not actually an eyewitness.” (The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is hundreds of miles from the crash site.)