MSNBC Gets Roasted For Graphic of 2020 Contenders Comprised of All White Men
On Wednesday, MSNBC aired a graphic of 2020 Democratic contenders to watch.
They were all white men.
The move did not go unnoticed by those on Twitter.
all white & male https://t.co/yJCH3bUIt3
— Betsy Sharkey (@BetsySharkey) February 13, 2019
— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) February 13, 2019
Narrator: There was a lot wrong with this picture. https://t.co/sWnMZLU0Q7
— (((Amy Vernon))) (@AmyVernon) February 13, 2019
You gotta try really, really hard to be this wrong. https://t.co/FpXKAAaab0
— Greg (@waltisfrozen) February 13, 2019
When will they ever learn…. https://t.co/hiKlgYo0Fl
— mary dudziak (@marydudziak) February 14, 2019
I respect the troll game. https://t.co/rtMC9VACyo
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 13, 2019
— Jim Pugh (@dr_pugh) February 14, 2019
It is important to note that the declared Democratic 2020 field already features more women and minorities than ever before. However, the MSNBC conversation was not about declared candidates — such as Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren — but instead those who are mulling over or being bandied about as potential candidates, although the graphic title itself does not make that clear.
As one Twitter user quipped, the fact that these are potential candidates may explain why there are no women included.
Worth noting that these are the ones who are still weighing a run. As per usual, the women have made a plan, launched and are talking to voters while still doing their jobs in the Senate. https://t.co/c5oBdJpMmw
— Christina Reynolds (@creynoldsnc) February 13, 2019