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 23317 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23217 2 weeks ago David Sonneborn Orange, CA
23216 2 weeks ago Susan Harrison CAMBRIDGE, MA Outraged by your deliberate actions to keep the American people ignorant of what their government is doing in their name. Report the news or get out of the way!
23215 2 weeks ago Anonymous Lake Forest, CA
23214 2 weeks ago Dale Wertz Midlothian, IL
23213 2 weeks ago Noel Jones Chicago, IL Enough! I do not want my taxes spent killing innocent civilians as “collateral damage” and I am sick of our country’s alliance with Saudi Arabia, a misogynist and homophobic nation that persecutes j...
23212 2 weeks ago Anthony Boratino Bremerton, WA Shame on Maddow, SHAME!
23211 2 weeks ago Brian Weadock NYC, NY
23210 2 weeks ago Anonymous lille, ot
23209 2 weeks ago Jon Turner Sacramento, CA
23208 2 weeks ago Anonymous Chicago, IL The anchors are not stupid, but they are paid to be, and so they’re pretending that they believe this nonsense. It’s disgracefully reckless— promoting war for ratings, and peddling a conspiracy th...
23207 2 weeks ago Serena Newman Bernardston, MA
23206 2 weeks ago Nicola Parisi Albany, NY Why are we backing SA? Follow the oil money.
23205 2 weeks ago T Garmon Dawsonville , GA MSNBC has Mafia Trumps face on air 24/7 !!
They promote Trump more than Factless Fox .....
23204 2 weeks ago Frank Tanner Dallas , TX
23203 2 weeks ago Michal Friedmann Tucson, AZ
23202 2 weeks ago Paul Outon Pittsburgh , PA
23201 2 weeks ago Beverly Summerfield Kitchener , ON Show the atrocity, the murder of innocent people
23200 2 weeks ago Cody Jock Massena, NY
23199 2 weeks ago Destiny Richardson N. San Juan, CA
23198 2 weeks ago J.r. Ticles Conway, AR SHAME ON THE MSM & THE "RAG" OF FAKE FOX NEWS - ALL ! ! ! Censoring news of all sorts about the abuses of those that advertise & produce revenues for the media-outlets & never ever providing the "o...
23197 2 weeks ago Terence Kumpf Alden, NY Maddow, Hayes, and MSNBC, especially since they fired Phil Donahue over his on-air stance against the second invasion of Iraq, are gross. The station and its on-air staff continue to carry water for...
23196 2 weeks ago David Barkin New York, NY
23195 2 weeks ago Beth Angel e. hampton, CT
23194 2 weeks ago Jon Vacura Attleboro, MA
23193 2 weeks ago Bethany Ericson Cambridge, MA
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PDF of signers and comments.

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"