Even Mainstream Media Forced to Admit Rachel Maddow Trump Tax ‘Scoop’ is a Big “Nothingburger”
MSNBC host left embarrassed by “scandal” that only helps Trump
Paul Joseph Watson
March 15, 2017
Rachel Maddow’s bombshell revelation that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million income failed so miserably that even the virulently anti-Trump mainstream media had to acknowledge it was a complete non-story.
The scoop, which some on the left thought was about to turn into a devastating new Trump scandal, succeeded in only improving Trump’s reputation as a successful, hard working, tax paying businessman.
Maddow’s nothingburger revealed that Trump paid a tax rate of roughly 25%, compared to MSNBC’s parent company Comcast which paid 24%, Barack Obama (19%) and Bernie Sanders (13%).
Trump paying $38 million in taxes also disproves a major New York Times story that suggested Trump may have avoided, “paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.” That insinuation is fake news.
Maddow was left even more red faced by the fact that the White House itself scooped her before she even went on air and the details of the 1040 form were already circulating on the Internet while Maddow spent 20 minutes of her show rambling around the subject.
The level of fail by Maddow was so epic, that even the mainstream media was forced to acknowledge how embarrassing it all was.
Under the headline This 2005 Donald Trump tax return is a total nothingburger, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote that Maddow “spent hours touting a massive scoop” but that, “For all the hoopla surrounding the unearthing of these documents, there simply was no smoking gun — or anything close to it.”