by Jordan Chariton at TVNewser
The man claiming to be Boyd called in saying he was at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, where he saw the plane shot down earlier. “I saw a projectile flying through the sky, and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass,” the prankster said.
I was actually watching live when this happened, and I wasn’t sure they were being pranked or if whoever called in had been talking to someone off camera (which had happened earlier in the day when guests were trying to get updated information and the NBC News anchors were switching back and forth between NBC and MSNBC). The immediate cut to commercial made me lean more towards it being a prank.
My favorite comment from this article: “A reporter named Krystal Ball should have been able to see this coming”