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On Thursday evening ANN7 (DStv 405) reported to South African TV viewers that the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 "was shot dead". Not shot down, but "shot dead".
The Infinity Media run 24-hour TV news channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform has been known for its numerous highly embarrassing on-air gaffes since the channel launched in August 2013.
On MSNBC (StarSat 410) the American 24-hour TV news channel put an unverified caller on the air during its Malaysian Airlines coverage, pretending to be a witness of the Flight MH17 disaster.
The caller called Krystal Ball "a dumbass" after he said "it would appear that the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass".
MSNBC cut to a commercial and refused to explain how the person ended up speaking on air.