For her loooooonnnng blaaaaahhhh tax return episode, Rachel Maddow got the second-highest viewing audience in the history of MSNBC. She crushed all the news channels that "scooped" her. She had the #1 cable show of the night (more than Fox News and CNN combined). She even beat the network programming on ABC and Fox.In a phrase, "career suicide."And the countdown clock just signed a two-project development deal with Universal Studios.
Big deal: even I watched that train wreck. Who's going to watch and get fooled again?Allegedly NBC is furious that she held back on this big "scoop" and then faceplanted with that nothingburger.
Yes. Nothing builds a sold career in Journalism like having your largest viewing audience ever see you act like a buffoon.
For evaluating journalistic buffoonery, Other Anonymous, maybe it'd be best to wait until there's a week when the President doesn't revise his wiretapping lie by unexpectedly blaming England for it because Fox News' TV lawyer and 9/11 truther made it up, forcing Fox to quickly and vigorously repudiate their own senior analyst. Or maybe you're right, and Rachel Maddow dragging out an accurate story for 18 or 20 minutes instead of her usual 13 or 14 minutes was the news fiasco of our time.Either way, this up-and-coming beginner's career may be over before it begins. Her Wednesday night ratings already took a massive hit, plunging to where they'd been on Monday.
Career suicide.Maddow will never live that down. She's a laughingstock.
When you let the conclusion drive the premise, it can't be any other way! That approach will always get you a job on either MSNBC or Fox News.
Career suicide update for March 27:http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/rachel-maddow-wins-3rd-consecutive-week-in-younger-viewers/324564And because that article was linked by the Drudge Report, the comments section features reader comments explaining why "Madcow"s ratings won't last, or are wrong, or don't count. Plus various outbursts about Caitlyn Jenner, parents' basements, fake news, unhinged, Podesta, climate denialism, chem trails, brainwashing, Marxists, snowflakes, and especially, lots of quips about how "that dude's" breath smells from her all-vagina diet.
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