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FIGHT: NBC Strikes Back Against Yang’s Claim That They Shut His Mic Off

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Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang and NBC News are now engaged in a bitter war of words following NBC’s disastrous presentation of two Democrat debates this week.

Yang said after Thursday’s debate that “There were also a few times, FYI, where I just started talking, being like, ‘Hey, I want to add something there,’ and my mic was not on,” sparking the #LetYangSpeak hashtag.

NBC News now formally denies that they turned off Yang’s microphone, but statistics show that Yang was given only a tiny amount of speaking time — less than three minutes — compared to other candidates.

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Yang the tech businessman is one of only two candidates, the other being Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who have shown actually impressive social media appeal, not just perfunctory support like Joe Biden.

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Andrew Yang did not win Thursday night’s Democratic Primary debate, the second of two groupings of 2020 presidential candidates who took the stage on back-to-back nights in Miami.

The 44-year-old entrepreneur spoke for only two minutes and 56 seconds – by far the least of all the candidates on the stage. Despite being in the top 10 candidates by polling, his speaking time was nearly doubled by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, both polling at zero percent, and almost tripled by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), also a zero-percent-er. He blamed it on faulty microphone.

“There were also a few times, FYI, where I just started talking, being like, ‘Hey, I want to add something there,’ and my mic was not on,” he told supporters after the event.

The tie-less tech veteran was nowhere to be found when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sparred with former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr., or when the entire field argued over the minutia of their respective healthcare plans.

Yang did, when prompted directly, give a succinct and articulate answer about his universal basic income (UBI) plan, which consists of giving all adult Americans $1000 per month.

But despite his troubles on stage, Yang has, well, memes.

The political outsider garnered a considerable groundswell of online supporters, who dubbed themselves the #YangGang, when he first announced his candidacy and UBI plan.

Yang memes abounded, filled with colorful anime girls and the infamous Pepe the Frog, which was the preferred symbol of President Donald J. Trump’s online supporters in the 2016 cycle. His online backers, using the #YangGang hashtag, joked about how they would spend their #YangBux – that is their $1000 per month – when Yang became president.

Yang might not have won the debate, but his gang of online trolls – and I use that term in the most respectful manner possible – made sure that he did not lose the high-profile DRUDGE Report poll.

As of Friday morning, Yang topped DRUDGE’s chart, with 28.43 percent of respondents – just over 18,000 voters –  saying that he beat out all of the other candidates by a wide margin.

While Harris, a serious presidential contender, placed second with 17.3 percent of the votes, author and spiritual guide Marianne Williamson placed third with 12.8 percent.

The poll was clearly used by internet contrarians to bolster the two outsider candidates, neither of which are likely to be the Democratic Party’s nominee. The candidates might be far different than they were three years ago, but meme culture remains the same.

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Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs

Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most

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America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.

Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.

Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.

President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.

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Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.

The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”

The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.

“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.

In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.

Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.

Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.

 

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