‘John Yang’ is Apparently Another Asian Candidate for President and Andrew Yang Fans Are Shook
MSNBC made yet another mishap with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang by calling him the wrong name during a segment on Monday.
The network listed the 44-year-old candidate as “John Yang” instead of Andrew Yang during a report covering the crowd surfing he did on Sunday at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Democratic Presidential Forum in Costa Mesa, California.
Television anchor Yasmin Vossoughian delivered the news from the recent campaign event, saying, “And John Yang, living his best life, crowd surfing — Andrew Yang, excuse me — crowd surfing on the campaign trail.”
The chyron also displayed a different name that reads: “JOHN YANG CROWD SURFS ON 2020 TRAIL.”
Wesley Yang, a columnist for Esquire, immediately called the error out on Twitter, according to Daily Caller.
“Genuinely don’t know if this is malice or incompetence — both are obviously possible — but this opens up nonzero possibility they will at some point refer to Wesley Yang,” the columnist said in his follow-up tweet.
Genuinely don’t know if this is malice or incompetence — both are obviously possible — but this opens up nonzero possibility they will at some point refer to Wesley Yang
I wonder why the news media is so incapable of honest acurate reporting? What ever happened to fair and ethical coverage? It seems as if everyone with a political agenda has a price including the media.#WhoIsJohnYang #MediaCorruption#YangMediaBlackout
Retweet! Tell @msnbc that #yanggang will keep calling them out each and everytime they leave him out or give him a total new name. @AndrewYang#wholsjohnyang??? Can not wait for another apology. Ugh someone needs to be fired!!! No more excuses!