Daily Show Prep: Wednesday, March 15


After a pretty long windup, Rachel Maddow tonight got around to disclosing the tax information about President Trump she teased on Twitter earlier tonight.

Despite Mockery, MSNBC Spends Hours on Trump Tax Returns

Despite left-wing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow being lampooned on social media and even by her media colleagues Tuesday night over her laughable “scoop” that Donald Trump paid his taxes, on Wednesday, the mockery didn’t deter the network from devoting extensive air time to the story every hour from 6 a.m. through noon ET.

Maddow Wastes Our Time in Delaying Release of Trump Tax Returns; Internet Loses It

Hilariously, she wasted 22 minutes of viewers’ time by rehashing past monologues on the history of presidential tax returns, implying connections between Trump and various Russian oligarches before discussing the contents of the first two pages from Trump’s 1040 form.

Twitter Just SHREDDED Rachel Maddow Over Trump Tax Return ‘Story’ | MRCTV

And which the Wall Street Journal had already reported on – a year ago.

FLASHBACK: Donald Trump Got a Big Break on 2005 Taxes – WSJ

Donald Trump was able to deduct $39.1 million from his 2005 federal income taxes by pledging not to build houses on a New Jersey golf course he owns, according to public records.

White House Reporter Tweets on Trump’s Tax Return and Beclowns Herself; Lacks Basic Economics Skills

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Lies about Trump’s Tax Returns at First Debate (Video)

Hillary Clinton: First, maybe he’s not as rich as he says he is. Second, maybe he’s not as charitable as he claims to be. Or maybe he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’ paid nothing in federal taxes.

NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Story Wrong | The Daily Caller

The White House released President Trump’s tax return from 2005 on Tuesday, which showed that he paid $38 million on $150 million in income. This disproves the premise of a major New York Times story in the lead-up to the November election.

BREAKING: MSNBC Reveals Trump’s 2005 Tax Return. And It’s An EPIC FAIL. | Daily Wire

Trump paid over $36 million on an income of over $150 million, an effective tax rate of 25%. In the end, as sister organization CNBC put it, Maddow ended up handing Trump “a nice victory.”

Nets Spend 20 Minutes on Trump Tax Return Non-Story ‘But What Is It He’s Trying to Hide?’

Gallaudet Professor: Curing Deafness Is CULTURAL GENOCIDE | The Daily Caller

“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural community,” Burke writes.

Hour 2

Evidence Piles Showing Vaping Is Not Gateway To Cigarettes | The Daily Caller

“The national trends in vaping and cigarette smoking do not support the argument that vaping is leading to smoking,” Kozlowski said in a statement. “From the best evidence to date, e-cigarettes are much less dangerous than cigarettes. The public has become confused about this.”

A major study finding that voter ID laws hurt minorities isn’t standing up well under scrutiny – Vox

But a follow-up study suggests the findings in the original were bunk. According to researchers at Stanford, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, the original study was based on surveys of voters that are extremely unreliable — skewing the results. On top of that, several calculation errors led to even more problems. When the errors are corrected, the follow-up researchers found, there’s no evidence in the analyzed data that voter ID laws have a statistically significant impact on voter turnout.

FLASHBACK: What White Liberals Really Think Of Black People – Video – The Burning Truth

Yup. Elitist pasty white liberals exist in a mythical world where they are the ‘white knights’ of the poor, illiterate, inferior black people. They actually fail to see their own racism while frivolously hurling false accusations of racism at those who see everyone as equals.

Hour 3

Conservatives push back against tax increase for road improvements – 95.3 MNC

Representatives from groups like the Indiana Family Institute and Americans for Prosperity say raising taxes shouldn’t be the solution. They suggest using existing funding sources or focusing on immediate road needs.

AFP-IN State Director Justin Stevens Testifies Against HB 1002 Gas Tax Hike – Americans for Prosperity

“Before lawmakers demand that taxpayers pay the 5th highest gas taxes in the nation, they have a duty to prove that their funding request is essential. The $1.2 billion infrastructure funding figure has not been vetted to determine which projects are essential needs and which are merely wants. Just as Hoosier families have to distinguish needs versus wants in their budgets, lawmakers should do the same – especially when a massive tax hike is on the line. Given that 80% of current gas sales tax revenues do not go to roads and bridges, it is particularly unacceptable to give lawmakers a $1.2 billion blank check.”

Study looks at Indiana privatization vs. Chicago parking meter deal – Blogs On Politics – Crain’s Chicago Business

Indiana’s experience was somewhat better. Though Renn glides over the fact that its buyer ended up going bankrupt—and Indiana quickly spent the proceeds on other road work—finances lately have improved, and the Hoosier state got some work done that could have waited a long time without that revenue.

Casey addresses a few messages from listeners on recent topics, and why you shouldn’t rely on just one source for information.