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March 16, 2017

NBC News Pissed at MSNBC For Keeping Tax "Scoop" Secret from Parent Network, and Then Totally Clownf***ing Themselves on Live TV

It's embarrassing to them. Rachel Maddow held up a mirror to the media, and they didn't like what they saw. Because it wasn't a mirror, it was just a mirror's frame with the mirror removed, so they were looking at Rachel Maddow's cashew head rictus.

"[MSNBC president] Phil Griffin was trying to undermine [NBC News president] Noah Oppenheim. There was never a conversation. They overplayed their hand in a huge way."

Host Rachel Maddow teased the story on Twitter, then withheld the story till later in her program, revealing in a big ­anticlimax that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005. "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."

These people have very distorted conceptions of themselves as "reality based" and seeking only "empirical truth" and not "alternate facts." They like pretending themselves to be this way even as they eagerly speculate about this conspiracy theory or that hypothetical scandal.

But when one them goes to far and reveals them for what they are, they feel a collective prick of their inflated egos, and have to distance themselves from that person, to maintain the fiction that they're different than that.

They're not different than that, of course. Check out Andrew Klavan noting how the rest of the left-wing media is eager to relay the same sort of silly fictions as Maddow.

But they do like preening.


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