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CNBC uses wrong photos for Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard

CNBC displayed the wrong photos Monday of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Andrew YangAndrew YangGroups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk Andrew Yang: Democrats need to adopt message that government is 'working for them' MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTrump doubles down on Section 230 repeal after GOP pushback Six people whose election wins made history Next Congress expected to have record diversity MORE (D-Hawaii) on its "Squawk Box" program.

The error came as the show was discussing fourth quarter fundraising numbers.

Redpoint Ventures founding partner Geoff Yang was shown in place of Andrew Yang, while Gabbard's photo was that of former 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Defense: Defense bill among Congress's year-end scramble | Iranian scientist's assassination adds hurdles to Biden's plan on nuclear deal | Navy scrapping USS Bonhomme Richard after fire Democratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Social media responds to Harris making history: 'I feel like our ancestors are rejoicing' MORE (D-N.Y.), which quickly got the attention of Yang supporters on social media.

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Ben Mitchell of CBS News also pointed out the mistake in a tweet "liked" by Gabbard.

 

Yang has repeatedly criticized the media for its coverage of his campaign. In November, he boycotted MSNBC because of what he argued was a blackout against his campaign. The 44-year-old tech entrepreneur lifted the boycott in December and appeared on the network last month.

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Gabbard has also been critical of media coverage of her campaign.

At the Oct. 15 Democratic debate, she lashed out at The New York Times and CNN.

"Just two days ago, The New York Times put out an article saying that I'm a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning, a CNN commentator said on national television that I'm an asset of Russia. Completely despicable," Gabbard said on Oct. 15.

Gabbard visited Syria and met with President Bashar Assad in 2017, a meeting that caught other Democrats by surprise and has attracted criticism given Assad's chemical attacks on civilians during the Syrian war. 

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, has described Gabbard as a favorite of the Russians. Gabbard and her supporters have ripped Clinton over the remarks, with Gabbard calling the former secretary of State a "warmonger."