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.



101-125 of 23919 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23819 11 months ago Tracey Ferguson Winnipeg, MB
23818 11 months ago Margaret Stofsky Eureka, CA
23817 11 months ago John Renteria Richmond, CA
23816 11 months ago Linda Knadler Somerville, MA
23815 11 months ago Ilene Leslie Santa Fe, NM I've been a fan of Rachel's since before the 2008 election, and while I appreciate her unique ability to weave together the various political and historical aspects of a news story, I have noticed, ...
23814 11 months ago Anonymous Rochester, NY
23813 11 months ago Kris Kaul Ann Arbor, MI
23812 11 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
23811 11 months ago Margo Groves Port Townsend, WA Please cover the tragedy in Yemen and the US-backed Saudi role in that war on innocents.
Thank You.
23810 11 months ago Julie Gundlach Laurium, MI Love you guys, but you are redundant all day and night. Lawrence, step up!
23809 11 months ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA
23808 11 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
23807 11 months ago Douglas Olson Charlottesville, VA Report truth truthfully, please!
Thank you!
23806 11 months ago Annette Ahlander Albuquerque, NM This is news. Report it. At the cost of job security. At the cost of personal safety. At the cost of a pension. Rachel Corey bravely risked her life - and lost - against Israeli bulldozers in P. . . like Rachel. Or are your lives more important than hers? Sorry to have to shame you like this. Felt it needed to be done.'); return false;">...
23805 11 months ago Anonymous San Antoni, TX Stop US illegal support for Saudi and UAE war crimes. Tell the full story.
23804 11 months ago Peter Seymour Del Mar, CA
23803 11 months ago Rebecca Hartnett Ipswich, MA
23802 11 months ago Victoriavv Loudisv Douglaston, NY
23801 11 months ago Anne Bachner Dodgeville, WI Americans are inhumane?
23800 11 months ago mark ort Columbia, MO I want the Yemen story and others reported - its your duty!
23799 11 months ago Jean Peace Sheffield, ot
23798 11 months ago Marilyn Pizzardi Nesconset, NY
23797 11 months ago Elizabeth Morris Downie Winnetka, IL
23796 11 months ago FORREST HOPPING fresno, CA CAPITALIST GEOPOLITICS have no heart, no soul, no compassion. Are anti-humanity. Its all for a tiny group that get richer and richer. They dont care who dies Kill for profit.They are out of control.
23795 11 months ago Marc Heineman Little Neck, NY This is a huge issue that your station has largely ignored and it is inexcusable
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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"