And believe it or not, it gets better. According to Liberty News, MSNBC parent corporation paid only “an average of 24 percent.”
Let’s let that sink in for a bit. MSNBC aired an illegally obtained report showing … what? That Donald Trump paid his taxes? And paid more than an avowed socialist and the former president? That everything they were saying about Trump and taxes during the campaign was wrong?
Needless to say, Maddow answered none of these questions. Instead, she relied on innuendo and half-truths.
Even The New York Times criticized Maddow’s handling of the two-page document. They described her conversation with David Cay Johnston, the journalist who procured the documents, as having “veered into some odd directions, with Mr. Johnston mentioning a connection between Mr. Trump and the mob. And Ms. Maddow’s opening monologue raised lingering questions about links between Mr. Trump and Russia — questions that no simple 1040 form, like the one sent to Mr. Johnston, could address.”
The White House was equally unimpressed.
“You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago,” a White House official said in a statement.
Oh well. Cheer up, Rachel. If history serves as any guide, after a disaster like this, all you need is a neo-Nazi to assault you on live TV with a chair in order to revive your career.
Just ask Geraldo.
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