With MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow still clinging to the shattered narrative of Russian collusion, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee jibed the liberal host on Twitter, accusing her of “delivering garbage” to viewers for a hefty fee.
“Just heard MSNBC pays Rachel Maddow $7 mil a year,” the former governor tweeted on Wednesday. “The average salary for a garbage truck driver is $40,000. Why is delivering garbage worth 175 times more than hauling it away?”
Just heard MSNBC pays Rachel Maddow $7 mil a year. The average salary for a garbage truck driver is $40,000. Why is delivering garbage worth 175 times more than hauling it away?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 4, 2019
Maddow’s salary, according to a 2016 Observer report, was a whopping $7 million per year. According to the same report, Maddow’s pay still paled in comparison to that of Fox News host Sean Hannity, who took home $29 million on election year. Both hosts usually enjoy similar ratings.
However, as one of the mainstream media’s most impassioned pushers of the Trump/Russia conspiracy theory, Maddow has seen her ratings nosedive after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report cleared President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election.
After two years of non-stop “bombshells” and Russian “revelations,” Maddow seems to have had a hard time adjusting to life post-Mueller. The MSNBC host continued to press for more evidence of collusion, and to make outright false claims involving a Justice Department cover-up.
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