MSNBC announced this morning the immediate launch of a new series entitled “Rachel Maddow Investigates,” seeking to take advantage of the tide of public adulation following Maddow’s exposé yesterday dramatically revealing that President Trump lawfully paid his taxes 12 years ago,
In the pilot episode of her new hard-hitting investigative series, Maddow will open Al Capone’s secret vault on live television to reveal its contents.
The dramatic revelation will be preceded with a two-hour special edition of The Rachel Maddow Show in which she will speculate on what she will find in the vault and how it reflects the dangers posed by the Donald Trump presidency.
During a press conference this morning, this reporter pointed out to Maddow that Al Capone’s vault had already been publicly opened by Geraldo Rivera in 1986 and was found to have been empty. This observation was met by hisses and comments of derision by the other reporters in the room, who went on to ask Maddow for one-on-one interviews to promote her new show.
Future episodes of Rachel Maddow Investigates are expected to include gripping investigations into who is buried in Grant’s tomb, who kidnapped the Lindbergh baby, and whether the sun rotates the Earth.
Author: Ken Falkenstein
Ken Falkenstein brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to Committed Conservative, having worked in all three branches of the government and at every level of government, federal, state, and local. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper called Ken’s Colloquium.
Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and ran governmental affairs for the Tidewater Association of Realtors.
In 1995, Ken moved to Washington to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Show.
In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads, and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Chaverim in Virginia Beach.
Ken lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome and autism. Ken’s writing and activism is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.