Taxing Our Patience
March 15, 2017
Big fucking deal!
Let me rephrase: Ain’t no big fucking deal!
Don’t care about the Donald’s 2005 taxes, good grief, that was twelve years ago. Even the IRS doesn’t care – generally they lose interest after about six years. And to make things even less interesting the leaked tax forms reveal income, but not income source. Yeah, we already knew Trump was a rich dude back in 2005. Once again, our media chase the shiny object, but catch only attention.
Disappointing. I, for one, was hoping for something damning, for something to end this farce presidency – not another tease. Hell, there’s even reason to believe Trump leaked this material himself to prove how rich he was while revealing nothing important.
To be fair, Rachel Maddow had no choice, she had to publish this sliver of information once it landed on her desk. But MSNBC didn’t have to hype it the way they did – “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET MSNBC” – while technically true, was actually misleading. We need the press to stop this shit, we get enough misleading information from Trump and his gang of Republican thugs.
True, there may be more to come. And Rachel offered that “stay tuned for more” hope at the end of her scoop last night, but unless the media can offer more than ancient incomplete history, they just contribute to the white-noise that’s been passing as news these last one-hundred-twenty-seven days since that election.
The republic needs the fourth estate to do their job like professionals, not like the Donald.
In Peace and Justice,