Andrew Yang Refuses To Appear On MSNBC Until The Network Apologizes To Him

Andrew Yang Refuses To Appear On MSNBC Until The Network Apologizes To Him

2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang announced on Twitter he will not appear on MSNBC until the network apologizes for omitting him from their polling graphics.

Last week when reporting the results from a Des Moines Register/CNN poll, MSNBC left out Yang from their on-air reporting. Yang is polling at 3 percent, higher or on par with six other candidates MSNBC included in the graphic.

Yang claims this is the 12th time MSNBC has omitted him from a graphic. He also cited times when MSBNC called him “John Yang,” and recounts how the moderators at the fifth round of democratic debates took 32 minutes to ask him a question.

“The whole time we have gotten stronger. This is actually bad for MSNBC. It will only get worse after I make the next debates and keep rising in the polls. The people are smarter than MSNBC would like to think,” Yang tweeted.

MSNBC has apologized for their “inadvertent” mistake on Twitter, however, the network has yet to apologize on-air.

Only 1,047 people liked MSNBC’s apology tweet, compared to the 1.14 million total viewers that watch MSNBC during the day. That’s a massive gap in coverage for the Yang campaign.

Yang is falling prey to what his supporters call the “#YangMediaBlackout,” the mainstream media’s attempt at blocking out non-establishment, non-traditional Democratic candidates. This is Yang’s first time taking a stance against the mainstream media’s clear attempts to block coverage of his relatively successful campaign.

Chrissy Clark is a former staff writer at The Federalist. She has work featured in The Daily Signal and received a degree in political science from Michigan State University. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_.
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