Schadenfreude Maddow-Style


You know, from now on, I’m just going to refer to the first four years of Donald Trump’s presidency as “The Schadenfreude Years.”

Fortunately, Schadenfreude is a lot like vitamin C. You cannot overdose on it no matter how much you ingest.

Good thing, too.

Because we just keep getting a heaping helping of Schadenfreude every single day.

Like you, I saw the big, red headline over at Drudge last night letting us all know that Rachel Maddow was about to blow the lid off the Trump presidency.

Yup. She got her hands on Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return.

And, boy was she excited!

And what did we learn?

Well, twelve years ago, Mr. Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million in earnings.


So thanks, Rachel.

Thanks for letting us know that A) Mr. Trump is rich and B) Hillary lied about something else.

The only way that tweet could be correct is that Mr. Trump didn’t “contribute” that $38 million. He was required by law to fork over that $38 million.

But other than that…

Ah, Schadenfreude.

What pissed off Rachel’s regular viewers is she made them wait for more than a half hour for this big reveal.

Then the big reveal wasn’t especially revealy.

Not that it mattered.

By the time she got to the Big Moment, the Daily Beast and the White House had already revealed what she had.


If anybody should be feeling pretty good right about now, it’s Geraldo Rivera.

For more than twenty years, he’s been the butt of every journalistic joke for his big Nothing-Burger report on Al Capone’s vault.

And in one overly-hyped evening, Rachel Maddow has taken the crown for “Stupidest Moment in Journalistic History” right off Geraldo’s head.

I’m still not tired of all this winning.

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2 thoughts on “Schadenfreude Maddow-Style

  • March 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    This just proves that 12 year old boys should not be given prime time commentary shows.

  • March 16, 2017 at 1:08 am

    I do not listen to anyone who is a homosexual, especially if they try to make a moral pronouncement.

    If they cannot get the most basic facts of human biology correct, why should I trust their judgement on anything of importance?

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