Shuster Suspended For “Pimped Out” Comment

By Chris Ariens 

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On Thursday’s “Tucker” on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton campaign that was irresponsible and inappropriate. Shuster, who apologized this morning on MSNBC and will again this evening, has been suspended from appearing on all NBC News broadcasts, other than to make his apology. He has also extended an apology to the Clinton family. NBC News takes these matters seriously, and offers our sincere regrets to the Clintons for the remarks.

Both the Clinton and Obama campaigns accepted invitations from us on Thursday evening to participate in a February 26th debate. Our conversations with the Clinton campaign about their participation continue today, and we are hopeful that the event will take place as planned.

>More from an insider: the suspension is temporary and includes Shuster’s MSNBC appearances.

>More from FishbowlDC: “Isn’t this kind of what happens/the risk you take…”

>More from Fox News: As part of their You Decide 2008 coverage, FNC’s Big Story reported briefly on Shuster’s comments. Shuster worked at FNC from 1996-2002.

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