This might be more exciting if it was the result of MSNBC’s abysmal ratings or embarrassment over their journalistic bankruptcy. As it is, MS-NBC has apparently suspended David Shuster indefinitely for disloyalty, the only standard the cabler has left. Mediaite’s source says the suspension is “indefinite”:
Mediaite has learned David Shuster has been suspended from MSNBC, effective immediately.
This comes on the heels of a report Friday he had filmed a pilot for CNN – for which MSNBC said he would be “punished appropriately.” He met with MSNBC President Phil Griffin yesterday afternoon.
An MSNBC spokesperson tells Mediaite: “David has been suspended indefinitely.”
Shuster has been suspended from Twitter as well, after MSNBC deemed his exchange with James O’Keefe inappropriate. He was also suspended for two weeks in 2008 for his “pimped out” comment about Chelsea Clinton. With his contract up at the end of 2010, we’ll see if Shuster