Report: Shuster suspended indefinitely from MSNBC

posted at 10:12 am on April 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

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 ever returns to the MSNBC line-up.

Assuming this is true, it would seem to confirm that Schuster shot a pilot with rival CNN.  How anyone with even the most basic understanding of contract law could do that is beyond me.  Most on-air talent work under contract, as do plenty of writers, and most of those contracts include explicit provisions against working with competitors, at least without permission from their employers.

Even without such language in a contract, a move to make a pilot with CNN shows a tremendous amount of disloyalty.  One has to wonder about CNN’s motives, too.  After all, their own talent works under contract with them.  Would they blithely shrug off a similar attempt by one of their anchors to do a test shoot with Fox News Channel?

Again, working on the assumption that this is true, it’s hard to see how Shuster recovers from it.  It’s one thing to get fired for low ratings; practically everyone in the entertainment business has that happen.  It’s another to get suspended indefinitely for failing to meet the standards of conduct for MSNBC.

Update: I changed MS-NBC to MSNBC.


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Some karma for a nasty, irritating little twit. I couldn’t care less, obviously, but imagine my surprise to learn that someone with no journalistic integrity actually has no integrity at all.

AUINSC on April 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM

Re: Jane

Her quest for fame cost our soldiers lives, and was partly responsible for their horrible treatment when they came back from their service.

In any other Country she would have been shot for treason. America do love their commies…..

nondhimmie on April 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Jane Fonda is so irrelevant. She’s a 70 year old trying to be a 20 year old, and clamboring for that all important attention.

capejasmine on April 6, 2010 at 10:19 AM

I was flipping through the channels last night and saw her on Larry King. Wasn’t even sure it was her at first. She’s had so much plastic surgery on her face that she’s starting to look like someone else.

AZCoyote on April 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Now, compare Hanoi Jane to Racquel Welch. She’s almost 70 as well, and looks absolutely amazing. She was on Fox and Friends one morning last week (and I think she was even on The Factor briefly one night).

Racquel is a conservative. I guess that’s why she looks so great and Jane looks horrible. I guess there’s a certain inner peace that comes from living a principled existence. As opposed to leftists, whose fear, hatred and contradictory positions are just eating them up on the inside.

UltimateBob on April 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Somewhere, Lawrence O’Donnell is smiling.

ParalleL on April 6, 2010 at 11:02 AM

There is a new sheriff in town, his name is Breitbart.

Don’t mess with the new Sheriff, or you will go down, hard.

barnone on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Who are the lame brains at CNN who think Shuster is going to help ratings? Next they’ll be trying to sign Phil Donahue.

Mark1971 on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

It’s another to get suspended indefinitely for failing to meet the standards of conduct for MSNBC.

Standards of conduct? In this cesspool of “journalism”???

But wait! For $19.95 we’ll throw in an optional integrity manual. (comprehension certificate not included)

Rovin on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Disloyalty or and stupidity?!

Rod on April 6, 2010 at 11:05 AM

MS-NBC will be down to 3 people real soon .Bath -tub Boy AKA Keith Overbite,Maddow and Matthews.Then the fun will begin .There ratings will go from very Bad to -0.This network can not be saved unlike CNN which will trod along with there few viewers.Over the last year or 2 MS-NBC has got it,s crazy hooks into NBC and if there not careful they are going down also.Huntley .Brinkley and Russert must be rolling in there graves.

thmcbb on April 6, 2010 at 11:06 AM

CNN is continually tanking in the ratings and so they think that it’s a good idea to bring in another flaming insane liberal? The folks at FOX must be smiling.

orlandocajun on April 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

There is a new sheriff in town, his name is Breitbart.

Don’t mess with the new Sheriff, or you will go down, hard.

barnone on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

If MSNBC was smart they’d give Breitbart his own show to replace Shuster.

RATINGS.

MikeknaJ on April 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

The mental circuit breakers are all slowly blowing open. The lights are going dim for the MSM components. Last ones out won’t even have any remaining to turn off. Fun to watch.

Yoop on April 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

David Shuster: Our next number is B16. B16!

Robert Gibbs: BINGO!!

David Shuster: Players hold all cards. We have a winner.

That’s about all this guy will be good for.

JohnnyD on April 6, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Next they’ll be trying to sign Phil Donahue.

Mark1971 on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Is he still alive and coherent???

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Update: I changed MS-NBC to MSNBC.

damnit ed!

now ameripundit is gonna rub it in my face!!!!!

blatantblue on April 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Somewhere, Lawrence O’Donnell is smiling.

ParalleL on April 6, 2010 at 11:02 AM

He is such an ugly little man. I really don’t think he smiles. He sneers.

Somewhere, Lawrence O’Donnell is sneering.

Rod on April 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Fox should buy CNN, swap with the FBN staff so they could be seen by more people.

Then Fox could have the #1 and #2 shows in each time slot.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

barnone on April 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM

no surprise. the hosts on msnbc have no moral compass. only a matter of time before the whole network falls.

jbh45 on April 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM

MSNBC has a bunch of people that think of themselves as media personalities but instead are confused personalities with mental disorders.
Shuster isn’t just irritating and unprofessional he’s amateurish.

ontherocks on April 6, 2010 at 11:15 AM

I hear Sham-Wow is looking for a neww spokes-tool…

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Further proof that Shuster is a flaming idiot is news?

notagool on April 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Next they’ll be trying to sign Phil Donahue.
Mark1971 on April 6, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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Is he still alive and coherent???
OmahaConservative on April 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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He might be alive, but he was never coherent…

fabrexe on April 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM

This is the same discussion going on ICN2.

There are some good questions to ask. If Shuster has time left on his contract why not just let him go? Why suspend him with pay while his contract runs out. Wouldn’t the smart business move be to let him out of his contract? Save the money they would be paying him to sit it out?

And Ed mentioned the state of MSNBC. David Shuster’s liberal bias not withstanding, who is going to blame Shuster from trying to escape what has been described a poor morale working environment.

For example who is hearing any stories about anyone of the (A) list Media talent defecting to MSNBC?

When is MSNBC going to run like a business is the real question. Right now Griffin runs it like an arm of the Democrat Party – and as a business model everyone can see how that is working out.

The Kossacks are currently criticizing Craig Crawford for leaving MSNBC they even have a poll up. Craig Crawford has been appearing on CNN which is better for me because I don’t watch MSNBC. So Craig Crawford and now David Shuster is there a trend forming here?

This is the Kos Poll where they criticize Crawford’s reason for leaving MSNBC. He stated his reason for leaving MSNBC “I am tired of being brought on just to bash Sarah Palin” I don’t want to give them traffic, but how on earth, can’t they figure out if they want to watch Craig Crawford, all they have to do is use their remotes and turn into CNN?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/4/4/113957/8912

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Meanwhile, lunatic Keef “Here’s My Dad’s Current Platelet Count” Olbermann still gets a paycheck from MSNBC.

Cicero43 on April 6, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Answer?….It was disloyalty, stupidity and liberal douchebaggery!

epluribusunum on April 6, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Bet there is a lot of panic going on at CNN that there are going to be some BIG changes at that network and lots of the “best news team in the business”, as Wolf Blitzer calls them, (that lost half its audience last year) will soon be on the other side of the Tea Party and unemployment lines…

albill on April 6, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I am mulling on why in the world FOX has triple the audience but less sponsors. Boycott Glenn Beck-200 companies? What about the rest of their programming? I cringed when Shep kept on saying yesterday about his spot having ONE sponsor, said “more news, less ads” or commercials.

Has anybody interviewed FOX News’ CEO for this? Ed? Allah? Can you pls. give us your feedback on this? To me, this is more important than this douchebag.
———————————————————–
Cable News Ratings for Saturday-Sunday, April 3-4, 2010

Posted on 06 April 2010 by Robert Seidman

Live + Same Day Weekend Ratings
Cable News Ratings April 3, 2010

P2+ Total Day
FNC – 714,000 viewers
CNN – 426,000 viewers
MSNBC – 288,000 viewers
CNBC – 208,000 viewers
HLN –238,000 viewers

P2+ Prime Time
FNC –782,000 viewers
CNN –424,000 viewers
MSNBC –403,000 viewers
CNBC – 252,000 viewers
HLN – 231,000 viewers

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM

What will his 5 viewers watch now that hes gone?

TonyR on April 6, 2010 at 11:35 AM

MSNBC….What a Circus of clowns. Hard to imagine how far the once nobel NBC organization has tanked. I wouldn’t watch a Megan Fox/Jessica Alba sex tape if it were on NBC.

I can’t even watch football there. I have to turn off the sound and turn on the radio, and that doesn’t help much.

Evey time I see Olberman, I want to smash my TV. What about that mud head Rachael Maddow. All Clowns in a sick circus.

saiga on April 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I’m not concerned with any contract.

rjoco1 on April 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Fonda is doing what the left does…systematically over time chipping away at history and its truths.

tomas on April 6, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Heh. From Slash’s new album (last one w/Iggy Pop)

“We’re all gonna die, so let’s get high”

Dedicated to the marijuana smokers who love Palin.

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

Midas on April 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Fox should buy CNN, swap with the FBN staff so they could be seen by more people.

Then Fox could have the #1 and #2 shows in each time slot.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

barnone on April 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM

I love your pure, evil sheer genious >:)

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Sure gonna miss him…bwahahahahahah!

Maybe Phil Griffin can hire as Shuster’s replacement, someone that Keith Olbermann picks directly from DailyKos.

OxyCon on April 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I hear Sham-Wow is looking for a neww spokes-tool…

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Shuster: “slap-chop! oh s@#$, I just cut off my fingers.”

Midas on April 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Too big to fail? Or too left to fail? That is the question.

saiga on April 6, 2010 at 11:43 AM

I keep trying to fire up my give-a-damn, but it just won’t spark. Sorry, Davey.

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010

Could it be that the lesser cable networks are offering discount advertising rates that Fox doesn’t need to offer?

SKYFOX on April 6, 2010 at 11:44 AM

It’s another to get suspended indefinitely for failing to meet the standards of conduct for MSNBC.

You’re being too generous. I haven’t noticed they had any standards. If they had, Obly would have been fired years ago.

scalleywag on April 6, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Shuster is stupid. It’s not a crime being stupid. But he’s still stupid.

soozer47 on April 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

My previous post appears to show ProudPalinFan having posted a comment that was mine and not hers. Sorry, PPF. I didn’t mean to imply that. I referenced your name so I could comment on your earlier comment. It should have been a separate post.

SKYFOX on April 6, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Some people are suggesting Fox buy CNN then they would have the #1 & #2 show.sounds good then Beck could be on one at 8 vrs. O’Reilly at 8.Who would be #1.

thmcbb on April 6, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Falling tree. Forest.

rmel80 on April 6, 2010 at 11:48 AM

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM

I was watching Glenn Beck discuss this yesterday on his program…..”The Free Press” only “Free” if you speak Orwellian Double speak.

Beck made a point, that whether he is on air or not, it’s the American people they want to manipulate and control, and they can’t, although they are giving it the old “Harvard School” try :) So he is feeling the pressure of shadow groups, trying to suppress his speech…now people will argue if the Government isn’t involved directly in the boycott, it doesn’t have anything to do with his right to free speech (1st Amendment) that doesn’t extend to (A) right to be on the air.

BUT there was a Rutgers Law Professor who addressed this right after Imus was fired – He was writing about the Legality of the “Secondary Boycott” so not just boycotting the network (1St Boycott) but boycotting the network’s sponsors – advertising (2nd Boycott). Whether the Government is involved or not. He remarked the whole point of Free Speech is not to limit speech. The remedy for unpopular speech is more speech not less speech.

When has anyone heard a blurb or a sound bite, forget a speech, from the current Administration being pro 1st Amendment, anyone of them? I have not heard them address the need for A strong First Amendment, this is why there are Liberal Democrats in the TEA PARTY they get it.

If one individual/group can be shut up – it means all individual/groups can be shut up.

This isn’t going to end well.

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM

It strikes me as arrogance.They pretty much say as they please,he probably figured he might get a slap on the wrist and not much else.

ohiobabe on April 6, 2010 at 11:53 AM

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.

I’d pay cash money to hear a recording of that meeting.

Schuster. What a Maroon.

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 11:54 AM

It’s another to get suspended indefinitely for failing to meet the standards of conduct for MSNBC.

Can someone please tell me what the “standards” are at MSNBC? This is the station that has attack dogs like Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann that use every level of invective to attack anyone who isn’t a lock-step Statist/liberal, and they employ a guy who gets tingles/orgasms than run up his leg everytime the Rookie-In-Chief opens his mouth, or appears on TV.

“Standards,” Captain Ed? It’s kind of hard for a media outlet to have any sort of standards when they spend all day wallowing in the mud and sh*t with the pigs.

MrAndMrsSmith on April 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Fonda’s plastic surgeon must use formalin and an ugly stick.

justltl on April 6, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Fox should buy CNN, swap with the FBN staff so they could be seen by more people.

Then Fox could have the #1 and #2 shows in each time slot.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

barnone on April 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM

I love your pure, evil sheer genious >:)

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Then Griffin would answer to Roger Ailes well maybe for a short nanosecond GRIN.

I just don’t see Fox News ever employing any of the NBC suits – FOX -Retro sexuals vs MSNBC – Metro sexuals.

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Ed just put this up this is what Glenn Beck was talking about yesterday it looks like the White Hats are winning this one.

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/06/breaking-appeals-court-rejects-fcc-authority-for-net-neutrality/

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Honor among thugs? Not so much.

Shuster on the unemployment line? Couldn’t happen to a nicer jackass.

Speakup on April 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Like someone else wrote upstream: Doubt dang time!

carbon_footprint on April 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Could it be that the lesser cable networks are offering discount advertising rates that Fox doesn’t need to offer?

SKYFOX on April 6, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Don’t worry, s’OK. You mean that the discount advertising rates that FOX doesn’t need to get, I guess.

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM

I was not aware of both “tidal waves”, but that’s what I was trying to get across. Yes, Imus was massacred, dissed and brought down, but FBN (Cavuto)picked him up and on the first day, he got the highest ratings ever.

I know for sure that Beck has Murdoch’s back very strongly. Based on the DC network dissing Beck for lessening FOX News and criticizing Beck for making it a “less news, more opinion, less credibility”, Murdoch himself landed impromptu on the DC branch and gave them a stern warning about this. This is the 2nd time that I am aware of, that he backs up Glenn Beck big time.

Yeah I am tired of the gold ads. Regardless of the Nielsen reports that are pretty much standard (Rush mentions constantly that Cartoon Network has higher ratings than them), these corporations/companies do not care to gain more audience in the most watched news channel for months on end.

So the conclusions on this matter are pretty straightforward, IMHO. Will send Rush an email about this, see if he discusses it on radio today or tomorrow.

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Just like George Costanza trying to get fired, gloriously, by the Yankees to get a promoted job at the Mets. Will Shuster smear mustard over Keith’s on-air, designer shirt next?

andycanuck on April 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

HAHAHA! He’s discussing it right now!

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 12:17 PM

My dad, who didn’t like a certain personage of that same last name, rarely swore in front of the kids. However, he used to say, “I have to go take a Shuster.” Somehow I find that relatively pertinent to this thread.

Tennman on April 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

I am mulling on why in the world FOX has triple the audience but less sponsors. Boycott Glenn Beck-200 companies? What about the rest of their programming? I cringed when Shep kept on saying yesterday about his spot having ONE sponsor, said “more news, less ads” or commercials.

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM

.
Actually, FOX has only lost ONE sponsor.
The rest have just been moved around to different time slots.
.
“Mr. Rittenberg contends the network lost no ad revenue as a result of clients pulling their ads from Mr. Beck’s program because he was able to place their buys on other Fox shows. Only one client, Apple, announced it would no longer spend on the network altogether — “and they weren’t spending a hell of a lot of money on us anyway,” Mr. Rittenberg said.”
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=142900

mrt721 on April 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Jane Fonda was a beautiful young woman, it’s too bad she didn’t allow herself to age gracefully.

Bishop on April 6, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I read something within the last couple of years where she admitted that she spent too much time in the sun and regrets it now.

ya2daup on April 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

How does someone like this get a position to espouse his belief system is beyond me. Anyone who would sit a listen and trust a word that came out of this human being’s mouth is lost. A pathetic excuse of a journalist and/or commenter. His self-righteousness is beyond the pale and always has been. DS most likely cannot stand to face himself in the mirror.

Sultry Beauty on April 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Perfect… keeps this nimrod off the air both at MSNBC and CNN… The only broadcasting this blockhead is qualified for is the news breaks on TV Venezuela

phreshone on April 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Update: I changed MS-NBC to MSNBC.

Missed one.

As it is, MS-NBC has apparently

mwdiver on April 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Racquel is a conservative. I guess that’s why she looks so great and Jane looks horrible. I guess there’s a certain inner peace that comes from living a principled existence.

UltimateBob on April 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM

This is so true.. and no amount of psychotropic meds or plastic surgery seems to help Hanoi Jane and her Ilk.

Perfect observation, and well put, UltimateBob.

paragon27x on April 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

BEHOLD!

the 54 cable news shows with better ratings than David Shuster’s MSNBCLIve:

FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR
FOXN GLENN BECK
FOXN HANNITY
FOXN ON THE RECORD W/GRETA
FOXN SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER
FOXN THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH
FOXN THE OREILLY FACTOR (RPT)
FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS
FOXN AMERICAS NEWSROOM
FOXN YOUR WORLD W/NEIL CAVUTO
FOXN HAPPENING NOW
FOXN STUDIO B W/S.SMITH
FOXN AMERICA LIVE/LIVE DESK
MSNB MSNBC INVESTIGATES
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN
HLN NANCY GRACE
MSNB RACHEL MADDOW SHOW
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360
CNN CNN TONIGHT
CNN LARRY KING LIVE
MSNB COUNTDOWN W/ K. OLBERMANN (RPT)
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360
HLN MORNING EXPRESS W/ MEADE
HLN NANCY GRACE (RPT)
CNN CAMPBELL BROWN
CNN JOHN KING USA
HLN MORNING EXPRESS
FOXN RED EYE
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT (RPT)

CNBC MARIJUANA INC
CNN SITUATION ROOM
HLN JOY BEHAR
HLN ISSUES
MSNB RACHEL MADDOW SHOW (RPT)
CNN CNN NEWSROOM
CNN AMERICAN MORNING
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT
MSNB HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS
HLN HLN LOCAL EDITION
CNN RICKS LIST
MSNB ED SHOW
MSNB MORNING JOE

HLN HLN NEWS
CNBC AMERICAN GREED
HLN PRIME NEWS
CNBC NEW AGE OF WAL-MART
CNBC COCA-COLA: THE REAL STORY

CNBC BIG MAC: INSIDE MCDONALDS
MSNB DAILY RUNDOWN
CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET 2!!!!
CNBC CALL, THE
CNBC INSIDE THE MIND OF GOOGLE
MSNB DYLAN RATIGAN SHOW
CNBC SQUAWK ON THE STREET

picklesgap on April 6, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Thanks for posting this . How else would we ever learn of such an important event ?

borntoraisehogs on April 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Where is she these days? I used to like The Edge that preceded BOR. I think Laurie Dhue hosted it for awhile before it got axed after Paula was canned.

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Apparently on the Investigation Discovery channel. Never heard of it.

NebCon on April 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Mr. Schuster to MSNBC: “I hereby deem my contract to be null and void.”

MSNBC to Schuster: “You can’t do that!” “Oh wait, we’re liberals, go ahead.”

Alfresco on April 6, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Who is the Shuster and why do I care?

Iblis on April 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM

As there is no difference idealogically or qualitatively between CNN and MSNBC, perhaps Shuster didn’t even know he was on a competing program. No doubt he would have felt at home in either venue.

SKYFOX on April 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Idiocy Killed the Radical Star.

jpmn on April 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM

“Standards,” Captain Ed? It’s kind of hard for a media outlet to have any sort of standards when they spend all day wallowing in the mud and sh*t with the pigs.

MrAndMrsSmith on April 6, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Can there be ‘good’ standards and ‘bad’ standards? I think that whatever the standard is at MSNBC, it is consistent amoung most or all of their media hosts.

docdave on April 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Hmmmmm….. now if we could just lure Schultz, Matthews, Olbermann and Maddows over to CNN for an afternoon.

Obama is probably putting together a Schuster task force at this very moment. He will end up in charge of the FCC or the Ambassador to some hostile land such as……. Texas.

joedoe on April 6, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Update: I changed MS-NBC to PMSNBC.

FIFY

fossten on April 6, 2010 at 3:21 PM

If things don’t work out at CNN he can always get a job as Grayson’s campaign manager.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 6, 2010 at 3:37 PM

“Disloyalty or stupidity?”

These are not mutually exclusive. I say “both”…

mojo on April 6, 2010 at 3:43 PM

What?

MSNBC?
Standards?

– In the same sentence?

TimBuk3 on April 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Shuster gone is good news. Maybe, and just maybe, there may be some hope for MSNBC. Next, to get their ratings up, they should dump extreme leftists Keith Olbermann, Pissy Crissy, and Sarah Palin stalker Andrea Mitchel. Otherwise, the network will continue to suck teat at the bottom!

byteshredder on April 6, 2010 at 3:57 PM

At least not many people will notice his absence.

Best to him at CNN – I am sure he will fit right in.

molonlabe28 on April 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Falling tree. Forest.

Splattering cow-pie. Pasture.

drunyan8315 on April 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM

…..suspended David Shuster indefinitely for disloyalty….

‘Indefinate’ is an adjective wich means ‘not sure’.

‘Disloyalty’ is an adjective which means ‘not loyal’.

I am guessing that the controlling brains are unsure about what to do, and they are pissed off.

percysunshine on April 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Sure wouldn’t want to add to CNN’s 25,000 viewers.

Valiant on April 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM

They had to look up “ethics” in the dictionary before they suspended him.

kingsjester on April 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Fired?? It could not happen to a nicer guy.

Terrye on April 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Apparently on the Investigation Discovery channel. Never heard of it.
NebCon on April 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Investigation Discovery channel (ID) is actually pretty good. It’s basically 24/7 of true-crime stuff, ranging from serial killer profiles to your ramdom ‘murder in a small town’ stuff. They show ’48 Hours:Hard Evidence’ repeats, Dateline investigation shows, Deadly Women, The FBI Files, and so on. If you’re in the mood to watch some real-life who-done-it’s, this is the channel to watch.

joejm65 on April 6, 2010 at 5:59 PM

This story affects all 8 listeners to his show….

right2bright on April 6, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Then Griffin would answer to Roger Ailes well maybe for a short nanosecond GRIN.

I just don’t see Fox News ever employing any of the NBC suits – FOX -Retro sexuals vs MSNBC – Metro sexuals.

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Sorry I got my lefty networks confused with each other…it happens GRIN.

Dr Evil on April 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM

It’s another to get suspended indefinitely for failing to meet the standards of conduct for MSNBC.

Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr AHHHHHHHHHHHHH UHMMMMMMMMMM

What exactly might be considered standards of conduct for MSNBC?

Being a raving lunatic for only 12 min instead of 15?

DSchoen on April 6, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Does this mean David Shuster will have to go back to being Peewee Herman?

DSchoen on April 6, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Why in the world would CNN or anyone else want to hire this idjit?

iam7545 on April 6, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Because all three of his fans will follow him over from MSNBC?

PatMac on April 6, 2010 at 9:05 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!

As the MSM gradually implodes, we’ll see more & more of these examples of MSM minions snapping at their own entrails.

Gotta love it.

(sorry about mixing my metaphors – but what the hell, it works for me)

CatchAll on April 6, 2010 at 10:02 PM

You know David, I always say, he who laughs last, laughs best.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Enjoy your exile. You earned it you twerp.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

TheBigOldDog on April 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM

MSM Meltdown!

Need. More. TEA!!!!!!!!

TN Mom on April 6, 2010 at 10:57 PM

New video of U.S. military gunning down civilians in Iraq.

They had no RPGS, no weapons, and were not insurgents.

Spathi on April 7, 2010 at 2:15 AM

New video of U.S. military gunning down civilians in Iraq.

They had no RPGS, no weapons, and were not insurgents.

Spathi on April 7, 2010 at 2:15 AM

This is the 4th thread on HA I’ve found that you’ve spammed with this particular video and your anti-military propaganda.
Should I keep looking?

Jenfidel on April 7, 2010 at 2:34 AM

Shuster is just another bankrupt lib with no moral compass. His entitlement to do what Lil Davey wants supercedes any legal obligation he may have commited to. MSNBC suspending someone for unethical conduct is like punishing a demonrat for playing the race card, it doesn’t compute.

volsense on April 7, 2010 at 9:09 AM

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