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.



126-150 of 23919 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23794 11 months ago Gunther Ruckl Decatur, GA The decision makers at media in the service of government war propaganda should be tried, convicted and sentences to life in prison without parole.
23793 11 months ago ED CIACCIO NY, NY
23792 11 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
23791 11 months ago Eric Mills toronto, ON
23790 11 months ago Anonymous Clayton, NC
23789 11 months ago Alwin Roe San Diego, CA
23788 12 months ago George Salonek Buffalo, MN Please cover more often,U.S. goings on in Yemen. Disgraceful...
23787 12 months ago Anonymous Cary, NC
23786 12 months ago Nikolay Kolev Irvine, CA
23785 12 months ago Leslie Webb Otsu Japan, ot
23784 12 months ago Leslie Angeline Santa Rosa, CA
23783 12 months ago Jeffrey Bence Newtown, PA
23782 12 months ago Linda Olson-Osterlund Portland, OR
23781 12 months ago Linda Nelson Vancouver, WA
23780 12 months ago Barbara Green North miami, FL
23779 12 months ago Stephen Dorr Vancouver, WA News reporting is supposed to be unbiased. So what is the problem with MSNBC? I no longer watch that channel.
23778 12 months ago Anonymous Berkeley, CA
23777 12 months ago Stephanie Bershad New York, NY Please provide in-depth coverage and update to include efforts in Congress to end the US involvement in the carnage. Thank you.
23776 12 months ago John M. Morgan Beallsville, OH
23775 12 months ago Anne del Prado Freeport, TX Why try to keep our role in this catastrophe from us? We need to know what our tax dollars pay for. We need to know why people in other countries regard us as monsters. Tell us about Yemen, about So...
23774 12 months ago David Forbes Thetford, VT
23773 12 months ago Richard Valentine San Francisco, CA
23772 12 months ago Joe Wallace Seattle, WA Why does MSNBC not cover U.S. complicity in the catastrophe in Yemen?
23771 12 months ago Carol Ellenberger Morgan Hill , CA
23770 12 months ago Richard Ferrese Elkins, WV Stopped watching MSNBC and other mainstream outlets during the 2016 primary after watching them function as the corporate news propaganda wing of the Democratic party and actively sabotaging a viabl...
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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"