By Mark Memmott
David Shuster, a high-profile face on MSNBC as a correspondent and frequent fill-in anchor when Keith Olbermann and others are away, has been suspended "indefinitely" by the network. The move, reported by (among many) Politico and The New York Times, among others, has been confirmed for us by MSNBC.
Reports that Shuster had taped a pilot for arch-rival CNN didn't sit well with management.
As Politico's Michael Calderone reminds us, this isn't the first time-out for Shuster. He:
"Was off the air a couple weeks in 2008 after he talked about how Hillary Clinton had 'pimped out' Chelsea on the campaign trail. And in January, he was reprimanded for a series of tweets."
Update at 2:05 p.m. ET: The co-anchor of the pilot for CNN was NPR's Michel Martin. Network spokeswoman Anna Christopher tells us NPR did not know ahead of time that Michel was involved, but says "it's not an issue that (she) taped this pilot."
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