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NBC Denies Cutting Mics Despite Claims to the Contrary by Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson

NBC Denies Cutting Mics Despite Claims to the Contrary by Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson

“At no point during the debate was any candidate’s microphone turned off or muted.”

During the crowded Democrat presidential debate, preference was given first to Elizabeth Warren, who bombed her big opportunity and so shifted to Kamala Harris. Less popular candidates were given substantially less air time and were frequently iced out (see Delaney) and all but completely ignored.

Both Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson claim their mics were shut off unless they were called on, unlike other candidates whose mics were on throughout the entire debate.

According the The Daily Caller, Andrew Yang also claimed his mic was shut off:

“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,” Yang said to his supporters following the debate.

“And it’s this sort of thing where, it’s not like if you started talking, it takes over the [conversation]. It’s like I was talking, but nothing was happening. And it was like, ‘Oh f—.’ So that happened a bit too,” Yang continued.

MSNBC denies the claims, at least as they pertain to Yang. “At no point during the debate was any candidate’s microphone turned off or muted,” said an NBC spokesman.


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I remember an episode of “Psych” where they went to a commune in California, and when they had group meetings they had a big “Speaking Gourd”, and no one was allowed to talk unless they were holding the “Speaking Gourd”.

Marianne Williamson should propose that for the next debate.

healthguyfsu | July 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Eat each other lib media and lib dems…

2smartforlibs | July 1, 2019 at 5:03 pm

Shutting her off was a benefit to her. Republican are donating to her just to keep the joke going. I still have yet to have one of these PANDER BEARS tell me what exactly they are running for. It’s not POTUS that was obvious by the hate and disdain for the American people. It must be for the Federation of deportable aliens.

Antifundamentalist | July 1, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Hmmm….sounds like NBC is engaging in gas lighting.

    Terribly sorry: I fat-fingered the ‘down vote’ button in my attempt to hit ‘reply’, my reply being merely the observation that you beat me to in expressing the gaslighting thought. Trying to cancel the downvote with an upvote doesn’t work, either. Again – I’m sorry.

daniel_ream | July 1, 2019 at 6:27 pm

I don’t remember the exact year, but the American Olympic fencing team caught the Russians blatantly cheating at one match; the Russians had a gimmicked foil with a trigger hidden in the hilt that allowed them to trigger the “touche” buzzer remotely.

The Americans eventually proved the Russians were cheating (as opposed to faulty sensors, etc.) when one of the fencers deliberately left himself wide open for a fleche, and when the Russian fencer took the bait, flung himself backward, leaving the Russian fencer scoring a very loud and unmistakable touche on obviously empty air.

I can’t help but feel that something similar ought to happen here. One of the D-list candidates suddenly and randomly shouting “MY F*CKING MIKE IS OFF” into his mike would do it.

    Another Voice in reply to daniel_ream. | July 2, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    If the tree which fell unheard in the forest had the capability to scream out “I’m falling” I have to believe perhaps a woodcutter would show up with an axe to hew it! You don’t know what will happen until you speak up or in this case, scream it out.