Rachel Maddow despicably sensationalizes everything.
A few months ago, Maddow used sensationalism when she got a hold of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns, which turned out to be a disappointment for her viewers.
And now her past behavior has come back to haunt her.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow perpetuated a huge buildup to her followers to watch her show because she got her hands on a 12-year-old Trump tax return.
Hours later, that buildup was a huge letdown for liberals everywhere when it showed that Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes on a $150 million income.
And despite the fact that Maddow and her producers knew that it would be music to liberals’ ears, she ultimately disappointed her liberal following because they wanted to learn that he paid zero taxes and mentally delegitimize his presidency.
Maddow and her team knew what they were doing.
Because despite that the tax return favored Trump, many actually believe Trump has never paid taxes a day in his life.
Her entire show is about sensationalism for ratings, and they couldn’t care less.
And now the left is coming to grips with the fact that man who dwelled in their echo chamber attempted to attempt to assassinate Congressional Republicans.
The Daily Caller reports:
The man accused of opening fire on a GOP baseball practice Wednesday declared his love for Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show and ranted against Republicans in a series of letters to the editor of his local Illinois newspaper.
“One of my favorite TV shows is ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC,” James Hodgkinson began in one of the letters.
“On a recent show she stated that 17 very rich men are supplying the Republican Party with more than 60 percent of their campaign contributions.”
“These men are trying to buy our country,” he continued.
“You know they expect something for all this money. That something is that Mitt Romney and a Republican Congress won’t raise their taxes.
We all know that the rich don’t pay enough taxes.”
Hodgkinson sent the letters to the Belleville News-Democrat in 2012.
The paper published the letters Wednesday after he was identified as the baseball shooter.
“I have never said ‘life sucks,’ only the policies of the Republicans,” Hodgkinson concluded in another.
He was fatally shot by Capitol police Wednesday at the scene of the shooting, leaving his exact motive unclear. But much of his Facebook presence consisted of rants against President Donald Trump and Republicans.
He was also revealed to be a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign.
“Letter writer Roddy Riggs reminds me of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, but I’m sure he doesn’t bring in the millions of dollars those two do,” he wrote in another letter.
“They speak their lies and hatred and misdirection to anyone who will listen.”
“If I seem to be a broken record, it is because of the simple facts that need to be understood by everyone of voting age,” he continued.
“I just want to let everyone know that income inequality was a factor in the causes of the Great Depression as well as the greed of Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon under the Republican Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover.”
Hodgkinson also defended former President Barack Obama.
“I can’t believe how many people are upset with our president,” he wrote of Obama.
“You’d think that the world was full of rich millionaires. Why else would these people talk badly about a guy who has their best interest at heart?”
“The only thing that has trickled down in the last 30 years came from Mitt Romney’s dog,” he added, dinging Republican tax policies.
“Let’s vote all Republicans out of Congress, and get this country back on track.”
Maddow is not directly at fault for the shooting, but the left must come to a reckoning with the type of rhetoric they employ and the effect it has on people.