Rachel Maddow's Trump Tax Reveal Brings Another Big Ratings Lift

18 March, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
  • New York. A powerful nor'easter hit the Northeast on Tuesday after a largely uneventful winter grounding thousands of flights and leading to scho

Nonetheless, it did give her show the highest ratings it's ever had, making it the second highest rated program in MSNBC history.

Less than 90 minutes earlier, Maddow had revealed on Twitter that her show had somehow obtained a portion of Donald Trump's 2005 tax return-and that all would be explained at 9 p.m.

Rachel Maddow and MSNBC teased the heck out of viewers when she tweeted this week that she had the "Trump tax returns" and would reveal them on her show. "If that's really what he wants the story to be, he can release all of his taxes and we can all glory in his huge wealth". "This is one of those times".

David Cay Johnston, the editor and founder of dcreport.org, said he received Trump's tax information in the mail Monday. It appeared so favorable to the president that Johnston - a longtime reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 - speculated to Maddow it was possible "Donald sent this to me". The returns do not indicate whether he paid taxes in other years or how much he might have paid. This is not a woman who believes in cutting to the chase.

Princeton was this close to first March Madness shocker
As a standout at Marian, he was the star of the team before heading off to Princeton . "And we had to win it playing defense". And while they're a bit weak on the offensive boards, Notre Dame is a team that will not be able to punish them there.

Big Bang Theory is officially getting prequel spin-off, Young Sheldon
Zoe Perry will co-star as his mother, a role previously played on " Big Bang Theory " by Perry's own mom , Laurie Metcalfe. Parsons will narrate the series, which unlike its laugh-track laden predecessor, will be shot in the single-camera format.

Bioware Explains Why They Didn't Go For Mass Effect 4
The recommended, at least on my machine at home, I have 1060, I run at higher than 30 [fps] for the majority of the game.

But Maddow fired back at disappointed critics in an interview with The Associated Press today, saying, "Because I have information about the President doesn't mean that it's necessarily a scandal. I definitely feel like, hey, if you're new, let me meet you where you are".

In addition to Maddow's not-so-short course in burying the lede, and the new understanding of how "over the transom" works, we all learned something else: just how fast Trump can move to release his tax returns when he wants to.

Her show has been on a high since Trump took office.

"The bombshell here is that some of his tax returns have been made public for the first time, when he's been trying to hard to keep them secret", Maddow explained.

Recommended:

  • Mount Etna explosion injures at least four in Italy

    Mount Etna explosion injures at least four in Italy

    Thursday's explosion was the result of a so-called phreatomagmatic eruption, caused by magma hitting water - in this case snow. The BBC crew was shaken but physically OK despite having suffered cuts, bruises and burns , she wrote.
    The lesson of Bill Ackman's $3 billion loss on Valeant Pharmaceuticals

    The lesson of Bill Ackman's $3 billion loss on Valeant Pharmaceuticals

    Ackman generally buys large stakes in a handful of big companies and agitates for changes and transactions. Revenues in the quarter fell 13% to $2.4 billion, versus $2.8 billion in the same quarter of 2015.
    Trump administration asks Preet Bharara and 45 U.S.  attorneys to quit

    Trump administration asks Preet Bharara and 45 U.S. attorneys to quit

    He also criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for receiving millions for paid speeches to Goldman and other financial firms. Attorney was marked by his willingness to follow cases where they took him and regardless of his targets' political affiliations.
  • Twitter Accounts Hijacked With Nazi Messages

    Twitter Accounts Hijacked With Nazi Messages

    Twitter Counter's Ginor added: "We do not store users' Twitter account credentials (passwords) nor credit card information". Twitter Counter informed users that it has now cut off tweet posting through its system and changed its Twitter app key.
    Congress exchanges fireworks with BJP over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

    Congress exchanges fireworks with BJP over govt formation in Goa, Manipur

    Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as the new Chief Minister of Goa. Mr Parrikar exuded confidence that the BJP would prove its majority on the floor of the House on March 16.
    Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

    Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

    The U.S. unemployment rate in January was 4.8 percent, little changed from December's 4.7 percent and December 2015's 4.9 percent. Limestone County's unemployment rate was 6 percent in January, up from 5.2 percent in December and 5.5 percent in January 2016.
  • 'BBC Dad' Has The Follow-Up Interview Hijacked By His Blessed Kids

    'BBC Dad' Has The Follow-Up Interview Hijacked By His Blessed Kids

    Jung-a Kim joined her husband, along with their children Marion and James , to talk about becoming unintended household names. At first, Kelly and Kim were anxious that the viral moment would hurt Kelly's chances of being booked as a TV expert.
    Iraqi army cuts off last 'Islamic State' supply line to west Mosul

    Iraqi army cuts off last 'Islamic State' supply line to west Mosul

    Another reminder of that was received this week, from Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from Islamic State terrorists. Iraqi forces have now reclaimed around 30 per cent of west Mosul.
    Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers

    Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers

    As with fighting in Mosul, Iraq, current plans for Raqqa will require cooperation between varying forces in defeating ISIS. Army Stryker combat vehicles were recently spotted in Northeast Syria, prompting Air Force Col.
  • Claims for unemployment benefits dip by 2000

    Claims for unemployment benefits dip by 2000

    The number of unemployed residents rose by 2,726 to 23,887, while the number of employed residents decreased by 1,094 to 387,721. The number of unemployed residents in the region rose from December to January by 1,033 to 14,139, labor officials said.
    World Baseball Classic uproar as Mexico eliminated

    World Baseball Classic uproar as Mexico eliminated

    It is safe to say that Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is not the biggest fan of the World Baseball Classic . Not only have there been some very good games early on, but there has been a playoff-type atmosphere during numerous matchups.
    Protests Rock Ferguson, Mo., After New Footage of Michael Brown Emerges

    Protests Rock Ferguson, Mo., After New Footage of Michael Brown Emerges

    However, Jay Kanzler, a lawyer for the convenience store and its employees, said that the video is unrelated to the later events. Filmmaker Jason Pollock included the footage in his new documentary Strange Fruit , which premiered Saturday at SXSW.


Popular

Nothing To Say - Arsene Wenger Waves Away Protests Question
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has described his former side's upcoming trip to West Bromwich Albion as a potential banana skin. The Baggies could lose three Premier League games in a row for the first time this season .

Person of Interest named in Glen Carbon fatal house fire
Paramedic Todd Zobrist pulled the boy's lifeless body out of the SUV and used the roof of the vehicle as a surface to perform CPR. The neighbor, Sherry Ricker, told the newspaper that she saw Cristy Campbell and held her infant son just three days earlier.

Pep's pop at City's strikers could mark the end for Aguero
But because they are human beings, they missed a few chances and they are out. "Yeah sure. But they can learn, that's all you can do. "Our job is to do as we well can".

Trump Moves to Loosen Obama's Fuel Economy Rules
Because EPA regulations allow for states to ask for waivers if they want stricter standards, this is what California did. Trump announced in MI on Wednesday that the EPA would review federal mileage standards for 2022 to 2025.

Boult ruled out of second Test against South Africa
Colin de Grandhomme also rejoins the team in place of Mitchell Santner, lengthening New Zealand's batting order. The playing eleven will be finalised just before play starts tomorrow.

Texas Senate passes draconian transgender bathroom bill after scaremongering campaign
Many senators have expressed concerns about the economic backlash Texas faces due to SB 6. There was some confusion among members of the Senate higher education committee.

SC allows Goa swearing-in, orders Thursday floor test
Note: Manipur and Goa have been marked in red because at the time of writing, no party was in a position to form the government. However, Congress MLA Thounaojam Shyam Kumar, who has reportedly joined the BJP, was conspicuous by his absence.

Commonwealth Games sprinting towards new 2022 host, says Kiwi Games boss
The Commonwealth Games began as the British Empire Games in 1930. "It does not look like we will find each other", said Mbalula. Cape Town - Durban has lost the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games , according to widespread reports on Monday.

Oil prices recover marginally after plummeting to three-month low
The nation's active oil-rig count has nearly doubled since May to 617 last week, according to Baker Hughes. The contract dropped $0.79 to $48.49 on Friday, capping the biggest weekly decline since November.

Briton jailed in Bali for murder of policeman
Her British DJ boyfriend, David James Taylor, was convicted of the same offence and jailed for six years. Taylor, known as DJ Nutzo, was supported in court by his parents John and Janet Taylor from the UK.