CNBC uses wrong photos for Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard

CNBC displayed the wrong photos Monday of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Andrew YangAndrew YangPoll: 56 percent of Democrats say billionaire politicians more likely to cater to special interests Support for Biden, Sanders ticks up nationally: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump lawyers to offer closing arguments on day 7 MORE and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSanders opens up 15-point lead in New Hampshire: Poll Yang qualifies for New Hampshire debate stage Poll: Bernie Sanders holds 9-point lead in New Hampshire 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 GillibrandIt's time for paid leave for all GOP-Biden feud looms over impeachment trial Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change 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 ClintonHill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party Clinton says she feels the 'urge' to defeat Trump in 2020 Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue 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."