MSNBC President Phil Griffin hasn’t publicly said a lot about David Shuster’s suspension from the cable-news network.
But Mediaite reports that Griffin sent an email to a fan explaining his decision for suspending Shuster after Shuster taped a CNN pilot and reportedly didn’t tell his bosses.
"Sorry, but this is a business and I need team players. He was not moral, ethical or professional and that is not fair to the 500 people who work at msnbc," Griffin wrote in response to a fan who objected to Shuster’s removal. Mediaite said that it had confirmed the authenticity of Griffin’s email.