CNN aired a graphic showed a recent Quinnipiac poll that excluded Andrew Yang on New Day hosted by Alisyn Camerota and John Berman.
The graphic showed the top five performing presidential contenders from a poll, as well as former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke who was polling at just 1 percent compared to Businessman Andrew Yang’s 3 percent.
This sparked controversy and questioning within Andrew Yang’s supporters, where they took the picture proof to Twitter and started a trending hashtag, “#YangMediaBlackout.”
— Daniel L. (@StanneyDing) August 29, 2019
The political outsider and businessman who is running for the Democratic nomination for president has finally called out the media coverage of his entire presidential campaign. The Hill also stated Yang doubled down in an email to supporters saying, “I’ll admit I’ve never been a politician before, but the treatment of our rising national poll results has been odd and confusing.”
One supporter that identifies himself as part of the “Yang Gang” tweeted about the recent bias with an image that showed candidate coverage between CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Yang was mentioned more times on Fox News than either of the other networks.
Despite lacking media coverage due to an obscene amount of bias or mentions, Yang consistently qualifies for the debate stage and polls sixth nationally. CNN has since apologized for airing the graphic of the top-performing presidential candidates in which showed low performing O’Rourke and excluded Yang’s mediocre performance altogether.