06/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

MSNBC President Phil Griffin Rips David Shuster: 'Not Moral, Ethical, Or Professional'

MSNBC President Phil Griffin ripped suspended anchor David Shuster in an email to an angry fan.

"Sorry, but this is a business and I need team players," Griffin said in an e-mail (via Mediaite). "[Shuster] was not moral, ethical or professional and that is not fair to the 500 people who work at [MSNBC]."

Griffin reportedly "ripped Shuster a new one" when the news broke that he had filmed a pilot for CNN, a move that would ultimately lead to Griffin suspending him from the network indefinitely.