Newswire: Rachel Maddow believes someone is using fake Trump scoops to discredit the press
In March, Rachel Maddow quickly built up an unprecedented level of hype for an MSNBC show by teasing that she had obtained Donald Trump’s tax returns. It later turned out that she had one page from his taxes in 2005, but while the “reveal” was widely derided, it did give Maddow a huge ratings boost. Tonight, Maddow teased another big scoop for her show, referring to it as a “strange exclusive,” but this one might actually be a much bigger deal than that page of Trump’s taxes.
We’ve got a strange exclusive coming up at 9pm ET on MSNBC. In house, we’ve been calling this our “inside-out” scoop.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) July 7, 2017
Maddow opened her show by revealing that her anonymous tip-line had recently received a document so explosive that she didn’t feel comfortable revealing any specifics from it, claiming only that …