Skip to comments.Andrew Yang Boycotts MSNBC Over Speaking Time At Debate, Demands On-Air Apology
Posted on 11/23/2019 6:45:11 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Of all the candidates at Wednesday night's MSNBC Democratic presidential debate, Andrew Yang spoke the least. Someone had to speak the least, but Yang is upset that it was him. But far be it from me to stick up for MSNBC.
In a series of tweets, Yang outlined his grievances against the network. Yang said he was asked by MSNBC to appear on their network this weekend, but Yang told the network he would do so only after his list of demands was met. Yang wants an official on-air apology from the network, he wants his campaign included in discussions, and he wants surrogates of his campaign to represent him on the network like other campaigns are allowed to do.
Yang then accused the network of omitting him from their graphics "12+ times" and inaccurately calling the candidate "John Yang" on live television. After bellyaching about the network's treatment of his campaign, Yang tweeted, "This is actually bad for MSNBC. It will only get worse after I make the next debates and keep rising in the polls."
Andrew Yang🧢 ✔ @AndrewYang Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend - and told them that Id be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates. They think we need them. We dont.
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Andrew Yang🧢 ✔ @AndrewYang Replying to @AndrewYang Theyve omitted me from their graphics 12+ times, called me John Yang on air, and given me a fraction of the speaking time over 2 debates despite my polling higher than other candidates on stage. At some point you have to call it.
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Andrew Yang🧢 ✔ @AndrewYang Replying to @AndrewYang 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 then asked his one million followers to donate to his campaign to help the candidate reach the people directly.
He sounds like a fag, Jim.
The corporate leftist media doesn't want upstarts, they want corrupt, establishment Dems like Biden, Warren and Harris.
They remind me of libs living in San Francisco complaining about poop on the streets but still voting Democrat.
Ha haaaa!!! You gotta love Liberals.
Give that ant some credit. He thinks he can move that rubber tree plant.
Hey it doesn’t hurt to ask to be treated fairly. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Im so glad Trump was the keynoter who went after the phony press. All candidates should insist on fairness. No one used to dare speak out and call the emperor butt naked. The press is just a slave to an unelected oligarchy. Im glad trump got this started.
Sounds like a great candidate to run the free world. </sarcasm>
Don't get me wrong, he's as whacky as the rest of them but he doesn't make me want to throw up when I hear him talk. Plus, he did a pretty spirited karaoke rendition of "Don't You Forget About Me" a few weeks back.
Dang! Yang felt a pang and now he’ll sink a fang or someone he rang will hang cause the tv gang gave him the wang.
Apologies to Dr.Seuss and to everyone else.
Maybe theyre just not that into you, Andy
They just do funny stuff.
Let’s face it. We are honest about this matter and the liberals are not. There is not one current candidate who would make America safe, free or prosperous. They would destroy the USA. Did I mention the end of private health insurance and the confiscation of guns? You’re very welcome.
They take turns for two weeks and then either drop out or get forced out and the next darling looks glittering for two weeks.
I love you.
called me John Yang on air
In amateur debate contests, speakers get the same amount of time.
RE: .isnt this the same guy that wants to give everyone Free money, meaning giving away other peoples money
Yes. He is the proponent of so-called universal basic income, Yang wants to give all Americans $1,000 a month. He calls it a freedom dividend designed to counter the rising threat of automation to jobs. And yes, by all Americans, he means ALL, including men like Warren Buffet.
There are talks that this “freedom dividend” will replace all other welfare benefits.