Former MSNBC host David Shuster spoke to National Journal on Thursday about the liberal network's falling ratings and observed: "When you're too predictably a mouthpiece for the administration and you cast your lot with the president's performance, there's a risk."
National Journal correspondent Matthew Cooper elaborated: "MSNBC rode waves of liberal enthusiasm and election-related interest in 2012 and 2008. But with Obama down in the polls and no election at hand, and Congress famously gridlocked, the place for politics, as MSNBC bills itself, may not be the sexiest best pitch."
During his tenure at MSNBC, Shuster certainly did his part in being a parrot of left-wing talking points:
David Shuster: GOP Members Who Don't Slam Rush 'Appear Unpatriotic'
David Shuster Frets Over Conservative 'Fear Mongering,' 'Wing Nuts'
MSNBC's David Shuster: When Will Obama Subpoena Cheney?
MSNBC's David Shuster Shuns Democratic Hypocrisy; Highlights GOP
MSNBC’s David Shuster: GOP ‘All White Males With Short Hair Cuts’
MSNBC’s David Shuster Blames Falling GOP ID on ‘Town Hall Screamers’