Rachael “Mad Cow” Maddow made an ass of herself (and she probably doesn’t even know it or acknowledge it) with her supposedly hard hitting “journalism” on President Trump’s leaked 2005 Tax Returns that were secretly mailed to a leftist and leaked to her.
It was supposed to be this fantastic orgasmic Progressive Liberal Orgy of delight.
Instead, she made everyone who wasn’t a zealous overly vicious partisan hack remember Geraldo Rivera’s “Al Capone’s Vault” event and laugh uproariously.
OMG! He Paid $38 Million Dollars in Taxes!! He paid million on the 19868 Soak-The-Rich Alternative Minimum Tax! he made Legal Deductions!!!
Someone contact the NSA spying on everyone, this is Real Fake News!!
Yeah, that really fit your “bought and paid for by the Russians” narrative didn’t it. 🙂
Headline on HuffPo:
Stop Piling On Rachel Maddow For Not Taking Down Trump
She’s not responsible for the heightened expectations that led to disappointment on Tuesday.
Say so much about how Liberal Gotcha Journalism is so obsessed with their own Agenda and their own Narrative that actual journalism is fictional.
“The rules are there for a reason, to make sure you get the story right, that’s not luck, that’s being a good reporter.”
Snapper Carr, on “SuperGirl” has 1000x more journalist ethics than the mainstream media does. In this case, life does not imitate art.
And the truly stomach churning, scream in horror moment is that Rachael Maddow thinks she is a “journalist”, a news reporter!!
“My priority is to get the story right and put it into proper context, and explain the weight of it and why it is important,” Maddow told the AP.
So she teased them, strung them along and then drop a turd in their laps. And then the media and her got all mental about hyped expectations when it blew up in their faces.
I don’t want that mental disorder.
l reveal who shot J. R. Ewing on the series “Dallas.” Sure it was the 80’s, but it’s RACHEL MADDOW!– Gov. Huckabee
For her next trick, Rachel Maddow will reveal how Trump legally payed his mortgage, leased a car, maybe even purchased groceries! — Harry K
Imagine Geraldo’s regret when he opened Al Capone’s vault to find Rachel Maddow’s report on Trump’s taxes.— Ben Shapiro
But, but, but Trump haters told us he paid NOTHING in income taxes? $38million in 2005?! That’s a little north of ZERO.— Larry Elder
The returns stated that Trump made $150 million in 2005 and that he paid $38 million in taxes, which equaled about 25 percent of his income — certainly not fitting the liberal narrative that rich Americans don’t pay their “fair share” or that Trump is a tax evader.
That’s more than the Left’s Heroes Obama and Bernie Sanders paid in taxes… (or even her bosses) 🙂
I’ll leave the last word to the savagely Leftist website Slate:
The longer Maddow went on, ever deeper into a conspiratorial thicket, the clearer it became that whatever tax returns Maddow had, they weren’t as juicy as the ones she was talking about. If she had anything that damning, she would have shared them from the start. TV is a ratings game, but an entire episode about highly damaging tax returns is just as likely to get you great ratings as milking the possibility that you have highly damaging tax returns and less likely to get you compared to Geraldo. Maddow even went so far as to hold the tax returns back until after the first commercial break, as if we were watching an episode of The Bachelor and not a matter of national importance—because we weren’t, in fact, watching a matter of national importance, just a cable news show trying to set a ratings record.
Ouch! That’s what all credible “journalists” do… 🙂