MSNBC Apologizes, Issues On-Air Correction For Leaving Andrew Yang Off Polling Graphic
MSNBC apologized on Sunday after it once again left 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang out of a polling graphic.
Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer pointed out the absence of Yang — who is at 3% in the poll — from MSNBC’s Sunday morning graphic:
This has happened on a number of occasions, I haven’t seen with any other candidate. It’s not just a slip up. Unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/2vJrYx5DKQ
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 17, 2019
The omission eventually caught Yang’s eye:
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) November 17, 2019
Prior to Bremmer’s tweet, MSNBC had issued an on-air correction. The network also tweeted an apology to Yang.
“Earlier on UP, we aired a poll graphic that inadvertently left off @AndrewYang. This was a mistake that we’ve since corrected on air. We apologize to Mr. Yang,” MSNBC show UP wrote, along with an updated graphic including Yang:
Earlier on UP, we aired a poll graphic that inadvertently left off @AndrewYang. This was a mistake that we’ve since corrected on air. We apologize to Mr. Yang. Here’s the correct graphic: pic.twitter.com/SDoqsxdiiD
— Up on MSNBC (@UPonMSNBC) November 17, 2019
This is far from the first time MSNBC has run afoul of the Yang Gang for omitted their candidate from graphic coverage.
Last month the entrepreneur called out the network for leaving him off a fundraising graphic.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) October 19, 2019
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