Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Piccolo's Hash Award for All Hype and No Story formerly held by Geraldo Rivera has changed hands.
On April 21, 1986 a special hosted by Geraldo Rivera was aired. For weeks before opening the chamber in Chicago's Lexington Hotel it had been heavily advertised. Al Capone lived there for a few years and there was speculation of finding wealth everything from from huge piles of cash to the bones of former Capone enemies.
When the 'vault' was opened they found nothing but some trash and a couple empty bottles. The whole show was a bust and Geraldo Rivera was left with egg on his face in front of millions of viewers.
The incident is referred to as "Al Capone's vault" and to this day the term is a reference to any hyped up program that fails to produce anything.
The term may very well change and the title of the biggest hyped up story with no results should be bestowed to Rachel Maddow for last night's story on Donald Trump's taxes.
He paid 38 million that year and paid at about a 25% tax rate. President Obama paid a lower rate by a couple of percentage points and Bernie Sanders paid at even a lower rate than that.
From now on the term 'Al Capone's Vault' should be replaced. The term should be 'Donald Trump's Taxes' and attributed to Rachel Maddow.
On the other hand, if it can be proven that someone in Trump's camp schlepped the tax returns to the press there is another award to be issued. Donald Trump will go down in history as the biggest media troll that ever lived.
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