Rachel Maddow Blames the Viewers for Buying the Hype

Rachel Maddow says that she and MSNBC did not overhype her story about President Trump's taxes.

The MSNBC host sent out a tweet saying that she had Trump's tax returns and hour and a half before her show it the air. 

The network then put up a countdown clock, saying that Maddow would reveal Trump's tax return. 

What none of them said, was the tax return they have was from 2005 and it was only two pages. 

Maddow says that if you thought the story was bigger, it's your fault. 

She told the AP that if people felt let down by her story about President Donald Trump's 2005 tax document it's more because of the weight of expectation than anything she did.

Maddow claims that she never oversold the story and it's the viewers fault if they read more into her tweet, promotion and countdown clock, then they should have.

"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."

Of course this is complete bullshit. MSNBC and Maddow saw a chance to cry wolf and that is exactly what they did. 

They omitted the fact that they only had two pages from a very old tax return, because they knew by doing so, people would think it was bigger. 

Yes....the viewers fell for the hoax. Yes.....the viewers read more into the B.S. promotion than they should have.

But, the next time, when you really do have something big, the viewers just might ignore you Rachel. 

You can blame them all you want, but when the wolf eats all the sheep and you....you will only have yourself to blame.