Mediabistro reports "MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinitely."
MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike.
Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders. Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate.
Shuster's last appearance was at 10 a.m. Friday. MSNBC boss Phil Griffin pulled him from his 3 p.m. gig after learning, via The New York Observer, that the anchor had recently shot a pilot for CNN without having informed his bosses.
Griffin, vacationing in Florida, ripped Shuster a new one over the phone, network sources say. A repeat performance is expected today in the office.
It's not the first steel cage match between Shuster and Griffin, but it may be the last.