Andrew Yang Is Now a CNN Political Commentator

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

There is some irony in there somewhere, that now that he is out of the race, he is getting camera time by a major network, but cutting to the chase, this is some boss-level selling out. I am giving a big side-eye to this deal, given that Yang and his loyal gang were constantly pointing out that he was being ignored/suppressed by the corporate media and their malicious bias against him. Player now collects a paycheque from them. Yeah, this is totally what I would expect from a grifter who came to grift.

Up next: a seat on the board of the Clinton Foundation? Discuss.

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Pricknick's picture

Works for me.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

. . . set a precedent for running for President as a way to promote his brand. Perhaps Yang sees some sense in that, after all, why let that campaigning effort go to waste if you can now monetize it?

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now I continue to ignore him as I prefer to do with all "candidates" that seek to begin their political career at the top. It's like hiring a freshman pre-med student for one's open-heart surgery.

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He gave a different perspective than the usual hired talking heads.

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@humphrey

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judged for taking a job offer. Who knows, he may quit if they force him to peddle swill, like Cenk Uygur did when he left MSNBC.

@humphrey

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Yang's base still seems to be growing...
https://www.reddit.com/r/YangForPresidentHQ/

...and as someone either there or on/in https://www.reddit.com/r/tulsi/ observed, it has things in common with Tulsi's willingness to go on FOX News - not that there isn't a significant difference or two, but one thing I know is that (contrary to left-wing doctrine) it is possible to compromise on paper without compromising in spirit. I'm a born-and-raised Silicon Valley-ite; I'm familiar with the spirit Yang at least evokes, and if he gets it like I do, he'll have the anarchic will enough to choose truth and principle over comfort and loyalty when he needs to. Heck, it's even part of the secret to Noam Chomsky's resilience (I realize I may be speaking in thought-fragments here).

I would make a constructive criticism of this site: People around here occasionally worry that we're turning into the site we ran away from. That's both an understandable fear, and a part of common moral hygiene. My observation is that if this site takes any bad habits away from DailyKos, it's the tendency toward worthless pessimism. I'm really not interested in kvetching (or to paraphrase Camille Paglia, "infirmary politics"); hard as I know it is, it IS better to risk getting hurt again than to sacrifice sight of the grander spectrum of possibilities, especially the heretical options, for therein is invariably where our salvation is to be found.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

@The Liberal Moonbat I have no reason to believe any single voter is going to see an improvement in their personal lives or on the issues they care about as a result of Andrew Yang making this career move. The cable news commenteriat is not where I would expect someone to go if they really cared about transformative change. Yang is welcome to prove me wrong, but until he rolls up his sleeves like Jimmy Carter does building houses with Habitat for Humanity and teaching Sunday school (or whatever he wants to do!), he is one more person using politics as a platform to launch a lucrative career as a teevee personality. As for his supporters, I'm sorry they wasted their time and money propping up a guy who needed them more than they need him.

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CNN's numbers are in the hopper - and deservedly so. Kim Iverson has said that CNN is trying to rip the audience back from internet shows like hers, Jimmy Dore, Matt Taibbi, etc. MSNBC had tried to tame the beast by hiring Jesse Venturi as a contributor - that failed in no time. I see Yang being dismissed shortly after he steps out of line. I might be curious to see how he fares, but not curious enough to actually watch CNN.

Peace
FN

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"Democracy is technique and the ability of power not to be understood as oppressor. Capitalism is the boss and democracy is its spokesperson." Peace - FN

@fakenews for both Yang and CNN.

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Yang gets to give voice to his ideas and perhaps sway some watchers of one of the large cable news companies. Yang is not a confrontational guy, people love him, he doesn't make people angry, when he speaks everyone else listens. If there were UBI is one of the better new ideas to come out of the campaign. I and lots of others like Yang. First Asian American and all.

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