NEW YORK – MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, alias Rachel’s MadNow, alias Harry Potter, blew the Trump tax return scandal wide open this week when he/she revealed secret info about the President’s 2005 returns. Secret info that was so unknown that the Wall Street Journal and others had reported it over a year ago.
Rachel was very proud of itself. He/she promoted itself on Twitter to drum up ratings before its nightly show, and some speculate the incident was all part of MadNow’s scheme to get publicity for its new book, “The Virtues of Smugness.”
Smugness is defined as: “excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements, self-righteously complacent, confident of one’s superiority, and annoying as hell.” Rachel wrote the book. If you’re one of the 175 people who watch its show each night, you’re familiar with its smugness – and its inability to control its spastic hand and arm movements.
MadNow revealed its motivation for writing Virtues of Smugness. “There’s a story that Putin once said of President Obama, ‘Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, sh*ts on the board and then struts around like it won the game.’ That story really spoke to me.”
Despite making a fool of itself over the Trump tax return scoop, Rachel still maintains that it’s the greatest thing on TV at 9 pm, no matter what it’s talking about each night.