How do you spell ‘asinine’? D-A-V-I-D S-H-U-S-T-E-R!/LeftyBollocks/status/265280039870943232

David Shuster, the know-it-all liberal who used to host some show on MSNBC, tried to give Twitter user @brento76 a spelling lesson about the word “asinine.”

“It’s ‘assinine,’ with 2s’s… not one,” Shuster smugly (and incorrectly) tweeted.

Naturally, friends and foes alike were quick to point out his error:

@davidshuster I’ve loved you since your days on Countdown, but it’s “asinine.”

— Sally Scott (@SallyMScott) November 5, 2012

@davidshusterDavid, I love you but it is ‘asinine.’lol!

— Atlanta Paul Mann (@ProudAtlantan) November 5, 2012

RT @davidshuster [email protected]brento76Brent, it’s “assinine,” with2 s’s… not one. — That is such an easy mistake to make…

— Ann Wallace (@aenordland) November 5, 2012

@davidshuster @brento76 um, no, it’s asinine… One “s.”

— Jeffers (@Jeffers617) November 5, 2012

Did you get an Emmy for covering a Spelling Bee? “@davidshuster: [email protected]brento76Brent, it’s “assinine,” with2 s’s… not one.”

— Bill Waesche (@bwaesche) November 5, 2012

Hoping to cover his tracks, Shuster deleted the tweet before we were able to capture it. Pretty sneaky!

Fortunately, we have @brentlo76’s screencap above, which is more than adequate. We’ll save it for posterity.

(Editor’s note: In the initial version of this post, we managed to misspell Shuster’s name. How “assinine” of us!)

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