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MSNBC Struck By Howard Stern Prankster

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the best ever, complete with follow up
    questions from the MSNBC reporter:

    Krystal Ball a true talking head.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The one and only Captain Janks.

    Good to see the networks have really tightened up their standards when it comes to putting breaking news witnesses on the air.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    You would think after 20 years of being "Bababooeyed" every news outlet would employ one curmudgeon to walk around in a breaking news scenario and bark, "Verify these calls. We don't want to be Sterned."
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Oh, there have been ones that are much, much better than that one.

    If the OJ chase call was a 10, that one was a 4.
  5. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Props for getting on the air, but he had to string her along for a few minutes for it to rank with the best.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    MSNBC is a fucking clown show. Shut its 'news' operation down and make it all Lockup Channel all the time.
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Her dumbfounding cluelessness reminded me a bit of this moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO0t9M6jS4M

    "A little secret, Krystal Ball will straight-faced believe anything an interviewee says. ANYTHING. A...NY...THING"
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    So dumfounding that it had a SNL quality to it
  9. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Apparently, they teach the talking heads not to react when something like this happens, but I don't think that was the case with her. She had no clue what was going on.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LOL. Krystal Ball is hot, but dumber than a box of rocks.

    And, what MSNBC producer thought he was talking to someone in Ukraine, and/or thought this area was anywhere near our embassy in Kiev?
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Why does any news outlet risk a live phone interview with someone they don't know? Hell, tape the thing and put it on when it's done. Problem solved.
  12. Donnie in his element

    Donnie in his element Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow. Krystal Ball is really her moniker. All references to her here were more amusing before I read the article. Now I'm just sad.
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