As Twitchy reported earlier Saturday, 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang wants an apology from MSNBC before appearing on the network again. He says he was invited to appear this weekend, which he’d be happy to do if MSNBC apologizes on-air, discusses his campaign consistent with its polling, and put on surrogates from his campaign as they do for other candidates.
They’ve 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.
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) November 23, 2019
The Yang Gang has a valid complaint. It was more than half-an-hour Wednesday night before Yang even got a question from the all-female panel of moderators, and Yang ended up with the least speaking time of all 10 candidates on stage.
Number of times the moderators addressed candidate to allocate speaking time during last night's debate
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) November 21, 2019
The fifth Democratic debate has wrapped up!
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 21, 2019
I'm getting pretty annoyed with @AndrewYang getting the least speaking time every debate even though he's polling in the middle of the pack. Why does this happen every time? Does it have something to do with his voice, what he says or how the light reflects off him? ? #DemDebate https://t.co/jlknJqPTQx
— Wesley Chu (@wes_chu) November 21, 2019
Andrew Yang’s speaking time is less than half of Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg: Live Tracking Each Candidate’s Speaking Time in the Democratic Debate – The New York Times https://t.co/BoMQI3SFBb
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 21, 2019
And then there are all the times MSNBC just left Yang out of a graphic, even though there was clearly an empty space showing they had plenty of room:
MSNBC: "We're getting a lot of complaints that we shouldn't exclude any of the candidates, so let's show everyone who polled above 0% in Iowa, except @AndrewYang at 3% of course. We just don't have room for that guy in this graphic."#YangMediaBlackout #YangGang pic.twitter.com/Vv72etrobR
— Scott Santens? (@scottsantens) November 17, 2019
We’re not big on boycotts, but it’s kind of refreshing to see MSNBC and not Fox News on the receiving end for once.
— Mortal Wombat (@msuae98) November 23, 2019
I promise I will never tune to this hack network ever again #BoycottMSNBC
— ParentsForYang???☂️? (@JoshRing4Yang) November 23, 2019
Here’s why you should #BoycottMSNBC
– Heavily biased against certain candidates
– Unfairly omitted Yang 15 times
– Gave Yang the least amount of questions even though he polls higher then half the stage
– Unfair media coverage of Yang
MSNBC needs a lesson in fair journalism
— Southerners for Yang ? (@SouthernersYang) November 23, 2019
If you're confused by why #BoycottMSNBC is trending, this is why. If you take the time to go through the history of the exclusions of @AndrewYang on @MSNBC, you'll get why the #YangGang is so pissed off, and how our democracy itself is being manipulated.https://t.co/H0OQ1YH8wq
— Scott Santens? (@scottsantens) November 23, 2019
Looks like it's time to #BoycottMSNBC since they're unable to support the democratic process in an honest way. Sorry, not sorry @MSNBC. You decided to try to erase Andrew Yang's candidacy, this is what happens.
— Wesley Clark ? (@ClarkWesleyH) November 23, 2019
If you really want to hurt @MSNBC, here were their top 3 airtime buying brands in Q3.
They paid a combined amount of $6 million to help subvert our democracy. Don't just #BoycottMSNBC, make them pay by going after their funders.
— Scott Santens? (@scottsantens) November 23, 2019
— Bob Benson ? ??#YangGang (@BobBensonBill) November 23, 2019
#BoycottMSNBC because they acknowledged the #YangMediaBlackout back in April, said they would fix it, utterly failed to do so, then proceeded to give the only East Asian candidate the fewest questions in both of their moderated debates.
— Joe Kenny ? ? (@jkennyamdg) November 23, 2019
It’s pretty easy to #BoycottMSNBC considering that they are rapidly becoming irrelevant. You can’t stop the signal. The 21st century has come for the gatekeepers and it will not be gentle.
— James Treakle (@JamesTreakle) November 23, 2019
You’re 16th apology better be on air and on prime time when ratings are highest. #BoycottMSNBC
— Danny ??? (@DannyParkIRL) November 23, 2019
It’s not that Andrew Yang isn’t aggressive or outspoken enough to grab media time during the debate. It’s that journalists think he’s not aggressive or outspoken enough because of their not so subtle bias against Asians as a quiet and meek people. It’s just racism. #BoycottMSNBC
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) November 23, 2019
#BoycottMSNBC for their hurtful & racially insensitive treatment of the 1st high profile Asian American candidate!#BoycottMSNBC for all minorities & outsiders struggling to find their voice in this country#BoycottMSNBC to show that we will not be controlled by the media!
— House of Kindling ? (@ofkindling) November 23, 2019
— Jayne Cudzil (@JayneCudzil) November 23, 2019
— Ste B ? (@StevenB76902326) November 23, 2019
I'm done with MSNBC, we're stronger without them. #BoycottMSNBC
— Eric Allen (@ericallen4u) November 23, 2019
1. They ask so many irrelevant, stupid questions.
2. Everything is about sassy one-liners that mean nothing.
3. They treat the debates like reality t.v shows and encourage drama.
4. They are biased af and ran by millionaires.
5. Status Quo = @MSNBC Priority #1
— Vanessa Renee (@VRs_Memoirs) November 23, 2019
— aaron fu ? (@aaronfutography) November 23, 2019
I'm no Yang guy but i know MSNBC tries to sway the elections by information control they did it to Bernie Sanders in 2016 and they are doing it again passively #BoycottMSNBC
— Joe Smith SDK (@JoeSmithSDK) November 23, 2019
It's always good to see #BoycottMSNBC trending.
— Michael LaRocca ? (@MichaelEdits) November 23, 2019
Saw #BoycottMSNBC trending, thought "oh God, what idiocy are the Trumplings up to now?" But it turns out it's the ANDREW YANG kids – which is somehow even funnier?
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) November 23, 2019
No Freedom Dividend for them? Andrew Yang wants an apology before appearing again on MSNBC https://t.co/3jhu92I3xA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 23, 2019