FishbowlDC is reporting that MSNBC GM Dan Abrams personally wrote large sections of David Shuster’s on air apology…
FishbowlDC hears that MSNBC General Manager Dan Abrams asked David Shuster to apologize for Wednesday’s Rep. Marsha Blackburn incident and even wrote the bulk of Shuster’s on-air apology.
We also hear that an on-air explanation of this episode is not expected today, with MSNBC hoping to pretend the entire episode never happened.
Blackburn’s office told Abrams that the congresswoman never received a death notice from the Army for Jeremy Bohannon (that is true). Shuster hoped to acknowledge on air the various complaints received and that MSNBC would look into it further. Shuster is slated to host “Tucker” on Monday and that would provide a proper venue for a follow-up.
Man, who is leaking this stuff to FishbowlDC?
Update: Another question. How did Abrams, Capus, Griffin, et al. feel about a substitute guest host sand-bagging a member of Congress with what amounted to a grandstanding cheap shot?