CNBC appeared to put up incorrect pictures for both 2020 presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard during Monday morning’s “Squawk Box.”
The show was discussing 2020 candidates’ fourth quarter fundraising and put up a list of various candidates with their names, pictures and the amount of money each raised. (RELATED: #BoycottMSNBC Trends On Twitter After Yang Demands Apology From Network For Apparent Media Blackout)
CNBC put up a picture of an unknown Asian man instead of Yang. “Squawk Box” also put up a picture of former presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for Gabbard.
The mistake occurred on the early morning show around 6:50 a.m. It was corrected and addressed on-air during a later program called “Squawk Alley,” CNBC public relations Vice President Jennifer Dauble told the Daily Caller.
“The screenshot below was from Squawk Box this morning around 6:50 am when we mistakenly ran the wrong images,” Dauble said in an email, including a link to the later program where the images were correct.
Founding Partner of Redpoint Ventures Geoff Yang tweeted, saying that the image was of him. Geoff Yang added that he is “NOT running for President.”
The video was put onto “private” mode by CNBC Television’s YouTube page shortly after the clip aired.
Both Yang and Gabbard have criticized the media throughout their campaigns, with Yang specifically having a problem with MSNBC.
Yang announced in November that he was boycotting MSNBC because of an apparent media blackout against his campaign. He ended his boycott of the network in December.
MSNBC left Yang off of dozens of lists naming the various 2020 presidential candidates and invited him on-air to then cut away to cover another presidential candidate. The network also failed to include him in the polling lists, according to a previous round-up by writer Scott Santens.
Gabbard blasted CNN and The New York Times during the October debate for suggesting she is a Russian asset and apologist for Assad. She called the comments “completely despicable.” CNN and the NYT were co-hosting the debate. Yang has stood up for Gabbard at one point during the campaign, saying “she deserves more respect.”