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  • >> Andrew Yang is publicly feuding with MSNBC, and I love it.

  • So part of the problem is MSNBC has been slanted in their coverage against Yang.

  • I don't know if it's been intentional.

  • My read on this is that MSNBC just didn't take him seriously, and didn't include him

  • in some of their graphics with poll results because they didn't take him seriously.

  • But they should take him seriously because he does have some interesting things to say,

  • and he's been doing pretty well.

  • I mean, he's not a front runner, but he's been rising in the polls a little bit, and

  • a lot of people are fans of his.

  • So let me tell you what happened.

  • So the last democratic debate was hosted by MSNBC.

  • And like many of the debates actually, they didn't really go to Andrew Yang often.

  • And so Andrew Yang decided to throw MSNBC under the bus while doing an interview with

  • Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

  • Take a look.

  • >> Let's talk about that democratic presidential debate in Atlanta last night.

  • It went off from more than two hours.

  • You only got to speak for, and we did some checking, you can see over there, about six

  • and a half minutes or so, that's probably half that some of the other candidates got.

  • Do you think that was fair?

  • >> You know, Wolfe, all I can say is I miss CNN moderating these debates.

  • >> You got some of that the supporters behind you clearly.

  • >> Because, no, no, I mean, they saw it last night too.

  • I mean America saw it.

  • I went 32 minutes without a question.

  • And I was raising my hands trying to a get a word in edgewise during that time.

  • So when you all moderated the debate, it was straight up the middle, it was professional.

  • We got real substantive topics, like the wealth tax, like Bernie's jobs guarantee, what our

  • vision for the country is moving forward?

  • Whereas last night, I felt like I certainly had a lot more to say and a lot more to offer.

  • >> Is Wolf Blitzer alive?

  • >> Or awake during these segments.

  • I believe, it looks like you have some supporters behind you like, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Did you not realized that before, when they're just holding signs saying you know, that they

  • support him, like what?

  • Anyway, sorry, I know that that's beside the point, but.

  • >> No no.

  • >> Look at him, no reaction.

  • He's like, it's like he's asleep, it's amazing.

  • >> And so with Wolfe, if you noticed when he said I prefer debates on CNN Wolfe was

  • like, >> He's just like a very subtle, yeah, expression.

  • >> And I think that that's why he gave an awkward follow up because he didn't know what

  • to say.

  • Like if it was me, I'd be like yeah, boo-ya, better on TYT.

  • That's right.

  • But that's not who Wolf is.

  • >> Yeah my producers didn't brief me on this.

  • I don't know what I'm supposed to do now.

  • >> Yeah, so the other day he actually, for the first time ever gave a tiny little editorial,

  • Wolf Blitzer did, about immigration.

  • But it was actually powerful, he talked about how his parents, families escaped the holocaust,

  • and that's why we need to be open to immigrants.

  • And I thought, Wolf, that's it, why haven't you been doing that for 20 years, that's way,

  • way better right.

  • >> Remember the percentage I told you.

  • >> Yeah, but the reason he's on air is because people want emotionless not actual human beings,

  • not the audience.

  • The executives want and the advertisers want emotionless, bland people on air.

  • If he'd been that Wolf Blitzer giving the passionate speech about immigration

  • >> Then probably he wouldn't be on air.

  • >> He wouldn't have been on air, right he wouldn't, that's right, he wouldn't be.

  • But back to Yang.

  • >> Yeah.

  • >> So, look guys, we were the first show to have Andrew Yang on nationally, and we believe

  • in outsiders.

  • It doesn't mean we agree with everything that Andrew stands for.

  • And we have slight differences on some of his policies and then wholeheartedly agree

  • on other policies.

  • >> I do not have slight differences, I'm just making that clear.

  • >> Okay you have larger differences with, >> Yes.

  • >> Universal basic income.

  • >> But I love his democracy dollars.

  • I think that it was groundbreaking, it was out there way before anybody else was.

  • And pushed the entire field to a more progressive position on money in politics.

  • And I said, look, real people like outsiders, and the media will not give many attention

  • but he arise anyway.

  • At the time, he might have been polling at number 20 or something, there was a field

  • of 27 people at one point.

  • >> Mm-hm.

  • >> And I said he would rise to number six.

  • Now, I'm telling you this not just to brag, but yeah a little bit to brag.

  • He rose to number six, and stay there.

  • He's been at number six for months now, right?

  • >> Mm-hm.

  • >> So why did I think he was going to that position?

  • I knew the top five, and I knew that it was hard to break into the top five, but the others

  • offered nothing interesting, nothing new.

  • Whereas Andrew had a real initiative, and real plans, and real policies, whether you

  • agree or disagree, right?

  • And so, but the insiders on cable news and especially at MSNBC, where it's a democratic

  • party establishment that completely rules that channel.

  • They hate outsiders.

  • They can't stand them.

  • So everything about Andrew Yang is a turn off.

  • They're like, this is going to hurt the Democratic Party.

  • Actually, like doing something interesting and different and thoughtful, no it's gonna

  • hurt.

  • No, let's go back to bland and boring.

  • >> I just don't think they took him seriously, which I think is always a mistake.

  • >> And that is part of what I mean by they can't stand outsiders.

  • They think like outside by definition are illegitimate.

  • But what they're missing is, the whole audience is outsiders, we're not sitting in the middle

  • of Washington, the halls of power, right?

  • But they think that their audience is and Bill Crystal, and right?

  • And these beltway people and what will Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer

  • say?

  • Who cares what they say?

  • >> Right, and- >> But they do, they're obsessed with it.

  • And I got news for you, Schumer and Pelosi are not big fans of Andrew Yang.

  • >> Of course, of course, that's unsurprising.

  • But Yang didn't stop the feud there.

  • In fact, MSNBC tried to get him on to do an interview and he rejected them very publicly.

  • So, on Twitter he wrote, was just asked to appear on MSNBC this weekend and told them

  • I'd be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent

  • with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates.

  • They think we need them.

  • We don't.

  • Look, I've got to say that last line is so good.

  • It's so good.

  • It's like what I dreamed about.

  • >> Yeah.

  • >> It's the stuff I dream about, okay.

  • >> Yeah.

  • >> Those moments were like people in these, the gatekeepers, right?

  • They come groveling like it turns out that you do have some support, we need you, come

  • do an interview.

  • And you can just be like, tell me how my ass tastes.

  • >> Okay, well, that's one way to go.

  • >> I just love it, I live for it.

  • So good for Andrew Yang with that last line.

  • >> Okay, here, I'll make another prediction.

  • When a progressive becomes president of the United States, which will be very soon, MSNBC

  • will go.

  • We met progressives, of course, of course power, power, precious, we met progressives.

  • >> I love it.

  • >> Okay, but you didn't have any progressive on, what happened?

  • >> Mm-hm.

  • >> All of a sudden you mean progressives, no, you never meant it.

  • You know how many times they left Andrew Yang out of polling where he was polling higher

  • than the people they showed in their graphics?

  • 12 times.

  • So they just skip right over them.

  • >> Yeah.

  • >> They'd be like okay, here is Biden, and Sanders, and Buttigieig, and Klobuchar.

  • You're like wait, I know Yang's higher than Klobuchar.

  • And a lot of times he's higher than Buttigieg.

  • They're like nope, he doesn't exist, he doesn't exist.

  • Outsider, outsider alert.

  • So I love what Andrew did there, it was a Yangster move.

  • And, you're about to see the one final Yangster move in this whole saga, because he goes after

  • MSNBC on CNN again, take a look.

  • >> What exactly do you want an apology for?

  • >> Well Anna, American's tuned in to the debate earlier this week, and they saw that I got

  • called on less than any other candidate, including candidates that I'm polling higher than.

  • And the questions I did get had virtually nothing to do with the core ideas of my campaign.

  • >> Yeah, look, it's indisputable, you saw the graphic that Wolf Blitzer put up.

  • I mean, he got less air time than almost everyone that he was polling better than at.

  • And then on Buttigieg, Buttigieg got twice as much time, 12 minutes and 44 seconds versus

  • 6 minutes and 43 seconds.

  • >> Yeah.

  • >> That's unreal.

  • And you think that doesn't, look, a 30-second ad on these channels cost hundreds of thousands

  • of dollars.

  • If you got an extra six minutes in a debate, that's worth millions of dollars.

  • So it's not just theoretical or hypothetical problem, it's a very real practical and financial

  • advantage that they hand the establishment.

>> Andrew Yang is publicly feuding with MSNBC, and I love it.

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    王惟惟 posted on 2020/01/12
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