Doc Thompson found himself inspired by the example of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who spent all of Tuesday building anticipation for her promised scoop of President Donald Trump's tax returns. After forcing her audience to wait more than an hour before she shared the documents — during which time her exclusive report was scooped by the White House itself — Maddow finally displayed her find: the first two pages of Trump's 2005 tax return. The revelations contained in the pages were somewhat less than revelatory, leading to nationwide mockery of Maddow's report by journalists and average citizens alike.
Thompson, sardonically following in Maddow's footsteps, unearthed a copy of the 1968 menu from Denny's, a popular diner chain Wednesday morning. He reacted with shock and outrage when comparing the prices from nearly 50 years ago to today, noting that the charge imposed for hash browns and eggs had skyrocketed in the interim.
He then invited a fake Denny's executive to "The Morning Blaze" to explain why their prices had risen so sharply over the decades, though Thompson did not appear to be very convinced by the executive's entirely reasonable responses.
"We have broken this wide open today," Thompson crowed in triumph.