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‘Well You’re a Dumb@$$ Aren’t Ya?’ -MSNBC Interviews a Howard Stern Crank Caller About Malaysian Flight

On a day filled with very serious and grave news, here’s a video to give you a laugh before wading into the morass of awfulness once more. During their coverage of the Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine today, MSNBC’s Krystal Ball breathlessly announced that they had secured a major exclusive from an eyewitness to the attack! That would have been an amazing scoop, except for one thing – it was a crank call.

The caller identified himself as a staff sergeant Michael Boyd told her that he saw the airliner go down from what appeared to be a blast from Howard Stern’s posterior. Rather than realize she had been taken, Krystal amazingly asks for him to continue, asking, “can you tell us anything more from your military training of what sort of, uh… missile system that could have come from?”

His response is priceless, and probably the most accurate thing said in this video.

SO that’s awkard.

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