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‘Your Premise Was Idiotic’: Ex-MSNBC’er David Shuster Goes After MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts

Earlier this afternoon, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts and his on-air panel speculated as to whether the Bush appointee who oversaw the IRS’s intentional targeting of conservative organizations could have been motivated by the fact that tea party groups are seen as having splintered the modern Republican Party. In response, former MSNBC anchor David Shuster gave Roberts a Twitter lashing for engaging in “utter ignorance.”

After viewing the segment, Shuster tweeted at Roberts:

Roberts hit back:

In return, Shuster took a shot at Roberts’ capability to handle political conversations:

Roberts then brushed off the insult and dismissed his former colleague:

In a separate Twitter thread, Shuster took shots at his former network, lamenting that it is no longer “the place for politics,” but “the place for utter ignorance”:

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