Captain Janks, a Howard Stern fan lied his way onto MSNBC’s coverage of the Malaysian plane crash, telling “The Cycle” host Krystal Ball by phone that the aircraft was “shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern’s ass.”
Who is Ronnie the Limo Driver?
The part of the country that doesn’t listen to Howard Stern and his pranksters learned the answer to that question when Captain Janks decided to prank CBS LA into putting him live on the air as a spokesman for California Department of Fish and Game druing the Christopher Dorner standoff.
“We believe it was Ronnie the limo driver who filed at Mr. Dorner,” Janks said. “He was on his way to a block party and got caught in the fire-out.”
A prankster who is a regular caller to shock-jock Howard Stern and calls himself Captain Janks fooled a TV journalist reporting on the Batman cinema gun rampage by posing as a police chief in a phone-in interview and raising the Colorado death toll to 15.
Janks, pretended to be police captain Dan Oates and told the anchorwoman on KUSA-TV that 15 people had died – one more than had earlier been reported.
“The 15th guy was furious because he was cut from America’s Got Talent. Howard Stern rejected him,” Janks said before TV producers realised that they were victims of a prank and cut him off.
Viewers Reaction: I was just watching the 9NEWS online from Colorado, and the anchor was all set to interview the police chief and when she started the guy turned out to be a Howard Stern Prankster…
There is just no shame…we really are in a cultural death spiral. And please don’t bore me with “small turd in a punch bowl ruins everything” rhetoric…
CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield got a bit of an unwelcome surprise this evening as an interview with who she thought was Gregory Porter, an American student recently arrested and released in Cairo, went awry.
Porter described the fear of being arrested in a crowd in Tahrir Square, the happiness of hearing his mother’s voice after his first phone call… and then thanked “the North Shore Animal League and Baba Booey’s monkey nuts.”