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08/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

David Shuster's Bald Spot Causes "Countdown" Meltdown? (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Original Post: Tuesday's New York Post quotes a source saying that David Shuster, who was filling in last week as guest host of MSNBC's "Countdown," reportedly "went crazy" after the primetime MSNBC camera crew shot him from behind and exposed his bald spot (his regular daytime crew reportedly knows not to do so).

"David went crazy when he filled in for Keith Olbermann last week and was shot from behind, exposing his bald spot," the source, close to production, told Page Six. "He went crazy and is so upset about it, he's thinking about getting a rug."

MSNBC had no comment to Page Six, which has routinely printed negative things about its on-air talent. A rep for the network did deny the story to the Huffington Post, but a careful analysis of Shuster's "Countdown" clips shows that on Monday, July 20, during a segment on detainee treatment, Shuster was filmed from behind, exposing a bald spot atop his head:

Watch (bald spot exposed at tail end of clip):