NEW YORK, NY – A high profile anchor for MSNBC has gotten a serious time-out!
David Shuster has been a very popular anchor for MSNBC but recently showed an alliance to a rival news channel. MSNBC has suspended Shuster indefinitely after it was revealed that he participated in a test of a new show for CNN. While MSNBC provided no further comment, it was revealed that executives, along with president Phil Griffin, were furious when the news broke.
CNN may be planning a coup to lure Shuster away from MSNBC. His contract is set to expire at the end of this year and the move has raised questions about the appropriateness of the CNN test.
On Friday, an MSNBC spokesperson said, “If true, this is unacceptable and David will be punished appropriately.”
Looks like the news was true and the same spokesperson said that “David has been suspended indefinitely.”
The CNN pilot was for a news show featuring Shuster and NPR’s Michel Martin as con-anchors. It’s said to include “medical and opinion segments, and included appearances by several CNN contributors.” CNN is in the midst of terrible and plummeting ratings, and the move may be one with the hopes to save some of those ratings.
According to TVNewser, Phil Griffin learned about the news while on vacation and while on the phone with Shuster, “ripped him a new one.”
Shuster currently held the 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. slots and it’s yet to be seen for how long he’ll be absent from MSNBC.

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  1. Unless its in his contract why can't David Shuster explor other options ? My god is MSNBC that insecure about the show that David anchors. They're treating him like a little kid. Such degrading treatment in itself would be enough for a lot of people to want to get the heck away from MSNBC. My god this guy is a grown man,not a kid!!

  2. MSNBC's 'corporate reaction provides a clue about why a personality might want to leave them. Wouldn't it be better to find out why he's thinking of leaving and trying to counter those reasons by , maybe, treating him as an adult? Sounds like mommy needs the time out, not Shuster.


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