The word needs to mean confound or confuse, but with ignorance on the part of the confused that they are indeed, confused. We as spectators can tell they are coming to wrong conclusions based on misinformation or reasoning, but they as the subjects are unaware of this and are bumbling forward.
I thought about "misinformed" but that doesn't entail the process of the continued bumbling, but only shows the cause. Basically, I want process but with ignorance.
Illus: Picture an out of touch boss having a meeting with his workers. He is ignorant of the state of his company and doesn't have the skills to lead anyway, but he confidently gives a 3 hour meeting on what should be done. Eyes roll. I'm looking for words that describe the boss's continued misguided presentation. Maybe that's it...."misguided"