MSNBC: Stop censoring U.S.-assisted carnage in Yemen


An analysis by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has found that the purportedly liberal cable network MSNBC did not run a single segment devoted specifically to the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen in the second half of 2017, even though – or perhaps becausethe U.S. government has played a key role in creating the catastrophe. During this period MSNBC ran nearly 5,000 percent more segments that mentioned Russia than segments that mentioned Yemen.

In all of 2017, MSNBC only aired one broadcast on the U.S.-assisted Saudi airstrikes that have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians. And it never mentioned Yemen’s cholera epidemic, which infected more than 1 million Yemenis in the largest outbreak in recorded history, a direct result of the U.S.-assisted Saudi/UAE war and blockade.[1]

The Pentagon has been refueling Saudi and UAE warplanes bombing purported Houthi targets in Yemen, even though Congress has never authorized such military action in Yemen, as required by the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Section 8c of the War Powers Resolution defines U.S. participation in hostilities as including participation in the movement of foreign forces on their way to combat[2]; clearly, refueling Saudi/UAE warplanes during their bomb runs meets this definition.

The Pentagon has been able to get away with this unconstitutional military action, in significant measure, because major U.S. media have refused to consistently report on the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and especially because they have rarely reported on the direct U.S. military role in causing the humanitarian catastrophe.

Urge Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, and MSNBC to correct their failure to report on the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and the direct U.S. military role in causing the catastrophe by signing our petition:

MSNBC: Stop censoring the U.S.-assisted carnage in Yemen.



1-25 of 23848 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23848 1 day ago Ian A Rankin Edmonton, AB
23847 3 days ago Julia Wang Lexington, KY
23846 6 days ago Anonymous Dallas, TX
23845 1 week ago Judy Bonnell-Wenzel Ann Arbor, MI
23844 1 week ago Kathy Heyne Newcastle, ot
23843 2 weeks ago Mark Costanzo Akron, OH
23842 3 weeks ago Anonymous STRATFORD, CT
23841 3 weeks ago Brian Cantin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
23840 3 weeks ago Julie Andrzejewski Steilacoom, WA I support many things about these MSNBC news shows but I think it is very important to examine what is happening in Yemen and the US role in it.
23839 3 weeks ago Christopher Dunnbier Healdsburg, CA
23838 3 weeks ago William Shirey Decatur, AL
23837 3 weeks ago William Shirey Decatur, AL
23836 3 weeks ago Terry Eaton Brush Prairie, WA I don not watch corporate news, largely because I believe it to be nothing more than a big propaganda machine. This failure, only confirms my belief. Still, it is a requirement for survival of dem...
23835 4 weeks ago Ian Hayes-Plymale Brooklyn, NY
23834 1 month ago Anonymous Columbus, OH
23833 1 month ago joseph cota san diego, CA
23832 1 month ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23831 1 month ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23830 1 month ago Stephen Muth Franklin, MA
23829 1 month ago Frances Ostensen Hope, ME
23828 1 month ago Brian Cantin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA The Saudis are engaging in an ongoing campaign of mass murder in Yemen. The United States is highly complicit in this atrocity. Every news source that covers foreign affairs should devote coverage ...
23827 1 month ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA
23826 1 month ago Anonymous S h, FL
23825 1 month ago Pelle Hjek Hull, ot British military experts offering targeting advice as Saudis bomb hospitals, schools and food supplies. US refueling Saudi planes for Yemen airstrikes. So shameful.
23824 1 month ago Aspasia Doukas Seattle, WA Media helped stop the Vietnam War. The failure of US journalists to cover our rol in Yemen is simply unforgiveable. Shame on MSNBC for participating in this gross coverup!
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References:
1. “MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War In Yemen; Finds Russia 5000% More Newsworthy,” Ben Norton, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting.
2. “War Powers Resolution"