From Western Journalism, “Geraldo: Maddow’s ‘Reveal’ Of Trump’s Taxes Is Today’s Version Of Al Capone’s Vault.”
More than 30 years after his much-hyped TV event turned out to be literally nothing more than a cloud of dust, Geraldo Rivera gladly handed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow the mantle of Al Capone’s vault Wednesday following her own much-hyped revelation of President Trump’s tax returns.
The revelation turned out to be only two pages from Donald Trump’s 2005 returns indicating he paid $38 million in total taxes.
That amounted to a 25 percent tax rate, higher than the 18.7 percent paid by former President Obama in 2015.
From Rachael’s parent network, NBC, “Trump Paid $38 Million in 2005 Federal Income Tax, White House Says Before Report.”
In a statement, the White House said the “illegally published” pages proved only that Trump “was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.”
Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital. Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.