A former producer with MSNBC has revealed that the network deliberately chose to decline an interview with Andrew Yang ahead of the Democratic presidential debates.
The first debates, which took place from June 26 – 27, 2019 in Miami, triggered the earliest speculations of a “#YangMediaBlackout” after the candidate’s mic temporarily failed to function.
Andrew Yang has called out MSNBC for its questionable treatment of his bid for the White House.
The network hosted the most recent Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta on Nov. 20, in which the Asian American candidate logged a total speaking time of just 6 minutes and 43 seconds — a scarce opportunity he received after being ignored for 32 minutes.
A fundraising director for Andrew Yang criticized MSNBC for “silencing” the candidate in the latest Democratic presidential primary debate, describing the move as a case of “systemic racism.”
The debate, which took place in Atlanta on Wednesday, saw the 44-year-old tech entrepreneur wait for roughly 32 minutes before having the chance to speak — and for the shortest amount of time among all 10 candidates present.