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Friday, March 17, 2017

'Toon-worthy Maddow has been pretty well mocked over her, well, fake news Trump report

She has delivered the Motherlode to political cartoonists. Sure, the TW is overblowing the subject, but there is so much fun material it is a regret to pass over it.

Tax Man

. . . Rachel Maddow’s much-hyped big tease of “Trump’s tax returns.“ . . . "Despite the massive buildup, Maddow’s report was one long-winded conspiracy theory-filled presentation that ultimately regurgitated what the Trump White House had already revealed — that the President paid the IRS $38 million in taxes in 2005."

"It’s not MY fault that the public went into a frenzy. THEY overhyped it. Not me."
“Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.” —AP

"Her AUDIENCE over-hyped it? MSNBC had a COUNTDOWN clock!" . . .

PT Trump

Mocked in social media . . . "Instead of getting right to her big scoop about a 2005 Trump tax return she obtained, Maddow opened her show with a rambling 20-minute rant outlining her often tangential theories regarding Trump’s connections to Russia.
"Maddow did not unveil the relevant tax documents until 23 minutes into the show, revealing that Donald Trump had made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year."

Maddow’s big nothingburger

. . . "You knew what you had was a couple of pages of a 12 year-old 1040, but you claimed “We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).” You knew David Cay Johnston, a partisan scribbler from the left wing blog The Daily Beast, was a hack, but you presented him like he was Woodward and you were Bernstein." . . .

Well, as Bubba said to Forrest Gump, "...That's about it."

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