Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Krystal Ball falls for a ‘Howard Stern’ prank call

Krystal Ball, the host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, who gained notoriety four years ago for racy photos that emerged when she ran  for Congress in Virginia, fell for a “prank call” on national TV today. Ball thought she had an exclusive interview with a US military member who supposedly witnessed the missile hitting Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed 295.

Krystal Ball MSNBC screenshot MincomeThe guest was identified as U.S. Staff Sergeant Michael Boyd, who was apparently at the US Embassy in Ukraine (which happens to be in Kiev, many miles from the tragedy today). Ball asked the exclusive guest about what he saw on the ground in Ukraine. “Sgt Boyd” 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.”

Apparently Ball didn’t hear or catch the prank at this point. The interview continued: “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?”

At this point, Ball had figured out the prank call, “I’m sorry, sir. Alright, we’re gonna take a quick break and we’ll be back with all the latest, next.” She later apologized to her viewers.

Video via Jim Swift


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  1. roger says:

    This is really just more material for MSNBC vines at VineSnap.NET

  2. Rob says:

    “At this point, Ball had figured out the prank call”

    WRONG! She NEVER figured out the prank.. She was an accountant that got a job on a stupid network because they are trying to compete with the hot women of Fox. SHE NEVER KNEW SHE WAS BEING PRANKED! She had to get IFB feed to tell her to take a break or she would have kept prattling on for another ten minutes…

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