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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle

"By playing into the network’s loyal liberal audience’s fantasy that there exists a Trump silver bullet, it instead delivered Trump a positive news cycle—the guy pays taxes! Who knew!—amidst the debacle of the AHCA, along with more evidence that the media is aligned against him."
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. . . "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." . . .  Naturally President Trump had a reaction

More here:
Trump's Taxes: Another Exploding Cigar for the Left
Fact is, Trump pays his taxes like the rest of us. He gets no special breaks, he gets no special treatment. He shelled out for taxes at a 25% rate of income, quite comparable to what the average taxpayer pays. No wonder the average taxpayer thinks that Trump sees things the same way they do - he does, because he lives in the same world and by the same laws.
MSN Analysis | This 2005 Donald Trump tax return is a total nothingburger

. . . "For all the hoopla surrounding the unearthing of these documents, there simply was no smoking gun -- or anything close to it -- here. A brief scan of Trump's financial status a decade ago shows, roughly, what you would expect it to show. Nothing nefarious, nothing untoward." . . .

Clinton ally David Brock offers $5M for Trump's tax returns
The left never sleeps.

RedState: Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Helps The New York Times Understand How Income Tax Works

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. . . "Wait. Look at that closer. What does it say on the second page there?
“Client copy”?" . . .

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