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Trump Tax Reporter, David Cay Johnston: I’m Getting Threats

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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Maddow and Johnson are paid good money.

Maddow makes $7 million a year at MSNBC.





posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Prove it!



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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Oh my God this is just awful. What is this country coming to?



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: DickBrisket
a reply to: angeldoll

Prove it!


Prove what?



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: angeldoll

Maddow and Johnson are paid good money.

Maddow makes $7 million a year at MSNBC.



And that is pertinent because.......



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:53 AM
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The "leaked" tax papers showed Trump is an honest businessman.


They show no such thing.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: windword

They show that he pays a higher tax rate than leftist icons like Bernie Sanders and Obama.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: RazorV66
I don't condone anyone threatening this poor sap but him and Maddow should have maybe....I don't know....actually READ the tax return before they launched their ratings grab last night.
If this guy is such a investigative journalist, he should have known what he had was no bombshell against Trump.
I don't see how Maddow can show her face on TV again after that Leftist flim flam debacle.
Cut it out Maddow!!!!


Which is why I think Johnson has a good case indicating that Trump himself had it released. It actually helps him, and (was) a great deflection from his other woes, which are many. Although the frenzy will be short-lived. Like you say, it was a ratings grab, but still newsworthy.

More interesting is how it was released, why, and why now. I think the release was pro-Trump, and certainly Maddow and Johnson were aware of that.



The entire thing just seems suspicious to me.
Obviously Maddow is an intelligent person, albeit a rabid Leftist but she wouldn't get to be where she is without being somewhat intelligent.
If both of them were aware of what the tax return entailed, why would they set themselves up for the backlash they are getting today?
And it's not just Trump supporters that are slamming the report, everybody is.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: angeldoll

That he is getting threats and that the threats are from Trump supporters. There have been a lot of false claims made lately. Remember the woman who said that a Trump supporter scratched her face? She later admitted that she did it to herself.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: RazorV66

originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: RazorV66
I don't condone anyone threatening this poor sap but him and Maddow should have maybe....I don't know....actually READ the tax return before they launched their ratings grab last night.
If this guy is such a investigative journalist, he should have known what he had was no bombshell against Trump.
I don't see how Maddow can show her face on TV again after that Leftist flim flam debacle.
Cut it out Maddow!!!!


Which is why I think Johnson has a good case indicating that Trump himself had it released. It actually helps him, and (was) a great deflection from his other woes, which are many. Although the frenzy will be short-lived. Like you say, it was a ratings grab, but still newsworthy.

More interesting is how it was released, why, and why now. I think the release was pro-Trump, and certainly Maddow and Johnson were aware of that.



The entire thing just seems suspicious to me.
Obviously Maddow is an intelligent person, albeit a rabid Leftist but she wouldn't get to be where she is without being somewhat intelligent.
If both of them were aware of what the tax return entailed, why would they set themselves up for the backlash they are getting today?
And it's not just Trump supporters that are slamming the report, everybody is.


Because the what's, why's, and wherefore's are interesting. And like you said, ratings. I watched it, and I never watch MSNBC. And I don't see what all the backlash is about. It helped the man. I am honestly leaning towards thinking he had it released himself.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: windword

They show that he pays a higher tax rate than leftist icons like Bernie Sanders and Obama.


Didn't Johnson say he and his wife make 412,000 a year, and Trump and his wife make that in a day? And yet they paid the same tax rate in 2005.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll




Trump has responded on Twitter

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
@realDonaldTrump


Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!


Why not? If Trump and CO are going to leak old tax documents that make him look good, and simultaneously deflect from all the troublesome news dogging the White House, they'd be smart to pick someone educated enough to have a little bit of authority on economics and taxes, and someone that they're sure will leak it the "opposition", so that Trump and CO can play the victim.


David Cay Boyle Johnston is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.
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Johnston received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms
en.wikipedia.org...



Double Win/Win for Trump and CO.


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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:12 AM
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That doesn't prove him to be an honest business man. We KNOW he's not!



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: windword

Then prove it, otherwise it's just your opinion.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: angeldoll

Maddow and Johnson are paid good money.

Maddow makes $7 million a year at MSNBC.



And that is pertinent because.......


If you have to ask, there's a possibility you will never understand.




posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: FauxMulder

That doesn't prove him to be an honest business man. We KNOW he's not!



Surely even his most loyal supporters can't argue that point!

On second thought, any time somebody mentions all the lies he tells, inevitably one of them will come along and ask
"what lies has he told"?

lol.

I've actually only believed ONE thing he's said and that was about national health care. He said something to the effect of "I had NO idea Health care was so COMPLICATED".

I certainly have no problem believing that.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: FauxMulder

That doesn't prove him to be an honest business man. We KNOW he's not!



Prove it.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: angeldoll

Maddow and Johnson are paid good money.

Maddow makes $7 million a year at MSNBC.



And that is pertinent because.......


If you have to ask, there's a possibility you will never understand.



That's just silly.



posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: Voyaging
a reply to: allsee4eye

Prove what? That Trump is not a honest business man? Trump University? Trump Foundation? Lawsuits from contractors and employees that he refused to pay? Do you think he was acting the honest businessman when he bullied, threatened and bankrupted long time land owners in Scotland in order to put in his golf course?

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posted on Mar, 15 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: angeldoll

Maddow and Johnson are paid good money.

Maddow makes $7 million a year at MSNBC.




And that is pertinent because.......


If you have to ask, there's a possibility you will never understand.



That's just silly.




Prove it!
edit on 15-3-2017 by manuelram16 because: (no reason given)




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