Earlier this week, Rachel Maddow got a scoop: President Trump’s tax returns. OK, two pages of his tax return from 2005, but still. It was a big deal—mostly because she announced it on Twitter and then made the internet wait for almost an hour and a half (an hour and a half!) before giving up the goods. Folks were so busy being annoyed about the delay they almost missed a chance to weigh in on the possibility of a Matrix reboot. We would never leave you hanging that long, even if we do understand why Maddow took her time. Want to know what you might have missed online over the past seven days? Read on.
Rachel Maddow’s Big Reveal
What Happened: You can’t always get what you want, especially if what you want is breaking news in 30 minutes or less.
Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened: Tuesday evening, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow managed to take over the entire internet with one simple tweet: