You’re talking about a news cycle — maybe two. But what you’re missing is that Maddow brought thousands of new viewers to her show. And what did she do with the extra audience? She introduced them, very adeptly, to the problem with Trump and Russia. And she’s going to keep her audience informed, even those that would have not known the depth of the connection had they not watched her show.
If you’re going to go into a despair-filled tailspin over one news cycle, then you’re not in this for the long haul.