‘You’re a Dumbass, Aren’t You?’ MSNBC Gets Awkwardly Pranked On-Air

MSNBC’s The Cycle brought up Staff Sgt. Michael Boyd to talk with them exclusively about being an eyewitness to the crisis today involving the downed Malaysian Airlines plane reportedly shot down by a ground-to-air missile. There’s just one problem: it wasn’t Staff Sgt. Michael Boyd, it was someone pulling yet another classic cable news Howard Stern 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.”

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Ball glossed over that, for some reason, trying to get something serious out of him, and “Boyd” said, “You’re a dumbass, aren’t you?” It was at that point they cut to break.

Watch the incident here, via MSNBC:

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