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Following Her “Nothingburger” on Trump Taxes, Maddow Blames Her Viewers

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 By Kody Fairfield

Following the embarrassment that was her over hyped possession of President Donald Trump’s past tax returns, MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow has passed the onus of disappointment on to the people who watch her show, or read her tweets.

“Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal. 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,” Maddow said of the incident to the Associated Press.

Maddow, regardless of her statement to AP, did spend quite sometime baiting the waters for her show, prior to it airing. She took to Twitter sometime before saying:

The Blaze’s Khal Elsebai and Doc Thompson discussed the issue on their morning program “The Morning Blaze” rebuking the TV host for not taking responsibility of hyping the story to her fans.

 ““This is actually pretty typical. She’s blaming you,” Thompson pointed out. “No personal responsibility or accountability. It’s your fault if you believe this,” they said.

Apparently, those on the right were not the only people upset with Maddow’s performance, Page Six insiders said that executives at MSNBC’s parent network NBC were very angry with the segment because they were kept in the dark as it developed, but were made to shoulder the embarrassment of Maddow falling flat on her face, reports the Blaze.

A source told them that NBC found out about Maddow’s scoop at the same time the public did, and it appeared that the MSNBC president was trying to undermine NBC’s president, said the Blaze.

“It’s their cable network, but it’s still NBC News. [NBC] did not appreciate being kept in the dark … To hype such a big story and not really deliver is a bit embarrassing. Airing a story you’ve hyped 20 minutes into your broadcast makes it a lot less of a ‘breaking news’ story.”

 

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