Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow became the focal point of criticism by “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.
Following the anti-climactic revelation of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns on Maddow’s show, after hours of overhyping on Twitter, Maddow was routinely criticized for exaggerated journalism.
The tax returns did not produce anything earth shattering, other than to show Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes on a $150 million income that year.
Regardless, Maddow preceded her nightly television show with dramatic tension and prose, purposefully prolonging the unveiling of the tax return forms. Even NBC News, a connected network to MSNBC, was reportedly not pleased with Maddow’s unnecessarily amplified coverage of the tax return.
Colbert took advantage of Maddow’s theatrics by releasing a parody video mocking the MSNBC host. “I hold in my hand something very significant,” Colbert said, mimicking the style of Maddow’s own “significant” revelation. “[A] joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump.”
The political comedian then gives a lengthy, yet humorous prologue mirroring Maddow’s preamble.
The video clip can be watched below:
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