Was Maddow's Release of Trump's Tax Return a Dud?Quicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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Many people on the left and the right are attacking Rachel Maddow after she revealed Donald Trump's tax return. There was no big ad campaign in the days leading up to the scoop, not a lot of hype, just a tweet (and a poorly worded one at that) about 90 minutes before showtime. She followed it up with this:
Sure, it was anti-climactic. There was no huge explosive revelation. He's not going to jail as a result.
Slate’s television critic, Willa Paskin, was willing to totally slam Maddow. "Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle," was the piece she wrote. ...
Meanwhile, Seth Abramson, a professor, attorney, journalist, and author, took to Twitter after Maddow's show to offer up a list of why the story is incredibly important.