Mediaite has obtained an email correspondence between MSNBC president Phil Griffin and a (former) viewer in which Griffin explains he needs “team players” and that what suspended MSNBC anchor David Shuster did, when he took part in a test for show on CNN while still under contract with MSNBC was “not moral, ethical or professional.”
The unnamed viewer wrote, in part, to Griffin:
Your “suspension” of David Shuster makes it necessary for me to boycott MSNBC, which is slowly but surely going the way of Fox “News”.
Late last night, Griffin replied with a one line response…
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.
Thanks for your note,
Mediaite has the full emails…