NBC has made another blunder involving Andrew Yang, but this time the network broadcast the wrong person’s photo in place of the Democratic presidential candidate’s head.
CNBC tech show “Squawk Alley” featured a graphic that highlighted fundraising totals for each 2020 Democratic candidate.
However, producers of the show used a photo of Redpoint Ventures founding partner Geoff Yang instead of Andrew Yang, causing the #YangGang supporters to accuse the network of another instance of a #YangMediaBlackout, according to Newsweek.
I see Andrew Yang every day, and I can’t remember him ever looking like this. 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/bQF4ZHXY1l
— Erick Sanchez 🧢 (@erickmsanchez) January 6, 2020
CNBC also used a photo of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who dropped out of the race in August, over the face of congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, whose supporters have also accused the media of constant blackouts.
The network has since taken down the original video of the segment from YouTube, replacing it with the correct photos of Yang and Gabbard.
“Squawk Alley” host Jon Fortt also apologized for the mishap.
“Now, unfortunately, on this network we accidentally aired the wrong photos for both Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. And we apologize for that mistake,” he said.
— Scott Santens🧢 (@scottsantens) January 6, 2020
This isn’t the first time Yang has been snubbed by the mainstream media. In November, he demanded an apology from NBC’s affiliate station MSNBC after he accused the network of ignoring his supporters and donors because “when they tune into MSNBC to see how we’re doing in the polls, it’s like I don’t exist.”
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) November 24, 2019
Feature Image (Left) via Getty, (Right) @scottsantens