That Time Rachel Maddow committed career suicide live on national TV

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Rachel Maddow has a history of claiming big scoops which then flop.

There was the debunked 2012 big scoop about supposed GOP wrongdoing in Michigan. And the 2014 big scoop that the Koch Brothers were behind Florida groups pushing drug testing for welfare recipients, which was not true. We covered the Florida non-scoop big scoop, Rachel Maddow’s come undone with Koch Derangement Syndrome.

Tonight Maddow claimed to have Donald Trump’s tax returns. The internet lit up.

https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841795163664089089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

The interest was stoked when the person who obtained the “tax returns” and was to appear on Maddow’s show tweeted out as similar message:

https://twitter.com/DavidCayJ/status/841801318939398145

But very quickly, tax returns (plural) turned into Form 1040 from 2005.

https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841807273513107456

The White House pushed back even before…

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