— Matt Beals (@matt_beals) March 15, 2017
OK, you guys are gonna love this.
As you’ve probably heard by now, Rachel Maddow’s big Trump tax bombshell completely blew up in her face when it proved to be a hot, steaming pile of nothing. But let Rachel be clear: It wasn’t her fault.
— KOMO News (@komonews) March 15, 2017
From the AP, via KOMO News:
Maddow’s tweet less than 90 minutes before her show that “we’ve got Trump’s tax returns” set off a social media frenzy. Although a subsequent tweet specified it was only two pages from one year’s returns, expectations were sky high.
Maddow told the AP that she never misrepresented what she had.
“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.”
Oh? Is that so?
— Ellahbie? (@Ellahbie) March 15, 2017
@ScottlnSC They had a countdown clock for godsakes.
— randy marsh (@CramerCorey) March 15, 2017
Hey, if you people thought Rachel was hyping that “BREAKING” story on the tax returns with her tweet:
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
And the countdown clock:
Maddow now has her own countdown clock pic.twitter.com/0nFcLKi9Gp
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) March 15, 2017
Then that’s on you! Got it?
@komonews Haha! So it's your fault people!
— navybrat (@navybratdawn) March 15, 2017
Lol ok https://t.co/iTU6q6bgnk
— ScottlnSC (@ScottlnSC) March 15, 2017
So, not only is it everyone else’s fault that Rachel’s big scoop failed to live up to the hype, but when she was teasing it last night, she was just trying to quench the public’s thirst:
Tonight: Rachel Maddow compares her Trump tax return leak to "a drop of water" in the desert pic.twitter.com/RGDZt8wYhj
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) March 15, 2017
Everyone else is comparing it to Geraldo in Al Capone’s vault. https://t.co/H7Nu1AlU77
— Dr. Schadenfreude (@PoliticsOfFear) March 15, 2017