& # 39; It was like, "Oh f ** k"! & # 39; Long-shot Democrat Andrew Yang says his microphone was OFF during parts of Thursday's debate and & # 39; I spoke but nothing happened & # 39;
- Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang had less talk time in Thursday's debate than all the other candidates in the two-night Democratic Primary Affair
- He told supporters that he occasionally tried to speak, but his microphone was turned off
- & # 39; I was talking but nothing happened, & # 39; Yang said
- The long-shot candidate of 2 minutes and 58 seconds from the air was less than a quarter of what former Vice President Joe Biden received
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang spoke less during Thursday's debate than any other candidate in the two-night event, and he claims that one reason is that the NBC has silenced him.
He told supporters a few times after the Miami debate: & # 39; I was just starting to talk, like: & # 39; Hey, I want to add something to it & # 39 ;, and my microphone was not on & # 39 ;.
Yang, a technology entrepreneur, only had 2 minutes and 58 seconds to speak during Thursday's two-hour event. Former vice president Joe Biden consumed 13 minutes and 19 seconds and led the pack.
The 20 Democratic rivals received on average 8 minutes and 9 seconds per four hours of TV broadcasts.
Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang had less time to speak during the Thursday debate than all the other candidates in the two-night Democratic Primary Affair, and later said his microphone was sometimes turned off
The dramatic spread between the winners of the stopwatch and losers on Thursday is demonstrated by this graph
Yang, who is presented as third from the left, said he was trying to jump in when more famous candidates went to the news, but that was impossible because his microphone didn't produce sound
Yang said afterwards that the & # 39; shocking & # 39; was to see how the & # 39; ping-pong ball & # 39; bounced back between only a few top candidates.
& # 39; And it's not like that when you start talking, it takes over the convo, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It's like I was talking but nothing happened. And it was like, "Oh f ** k." So that also happened a bit. & # 39;
Yang & # 39; s suggestion of NBC's unfairness was not the only such claim this week.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard & # 39; s sister wrote on Twitter on Thursday that the network of favorites was playing after the Hawaiian legislator had seen a rival give five questions in the first half hour of Wednesday's debate.
Despite being a tap on Americans TV sets, Yang took first place in an unscientific post-debate poll hosted by the influential Drudge Report website
& # 39; It is clear who wants to become MSNBC president: Elizabeth Warren, & # 39; wrote Vrindavan Gabbard. & # 39; They give her more time than all the other candidates put together. They don't give Tulsi time at all. & # 39;
Gabbard had 6 minutes and 39 seconds to speak, and Warren took seventh place in the two-night sweepstakes with 9 minutes and 31 seconds.
Unlike Biden, three candidates spoke for more than 10 minutes each Thursday: California Sen. Kamala Harris (12:16), South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (11:21) and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (10:58).
An NBC spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Although he was a tick on Americans' televisions, Yang took first place in an unscientific post-debate poll hosted by the influential Drudge Report website.
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