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 23901 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23776 7 months ago John M. Morgan Beallsville, OH
23775 7 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 7 months ago David Forbes Thetford, VT
23773 7 months ago Richard Valentine San Francisco, CA
23772 7 months ago Joe Wallace Seattle, WA Why does MSNBC not cover U.S. complicity in the catastrophe in Yemen?
23771 7 months ago Carol Ellenberger Morgan Hill , CA
23770 7 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...
23769 7 months ago Terry Schwartz Minneapolis, MN
23768 7 months ago Nicholas Roberts Mission, KS You do a disservice to the American people and turn a blind eye to the death and suffering in Yemen by not reporting on this major world event. We see you.
23767 7 months ago rob Levenson lake tahoe, CA Please stop with the nonstop coverage of Russiagate. Without credible sources you still push the DCCC narrative.
23766 7 months ago Anonymous seattle, WA what happened to you two?
23765 7 months ago Anonymous Brighton, MA
23764 7 months ago Peter Yarr Boston, MA I used to be a regular watcher of MSMBC, although I did catch their similarity to FOX. Since the Obama debacle I totally turned them off and with this Russophobia , Madcow disease, they spread I th...
23763 7 months ago ROBERT ZAHNISER McMinnville, OR
23762 7 months ago William Paxton Leicester, NC Stopped watching MSNBC months ago. Russia, Russia, Russia, is all you hear now. So many news worthy stories need to be heard. Yemen is a tragedy of epic proportions, and MSNBC should be ashamed. It...
23761 7 months ago Anonymous keedysville, MD To think at one time I admired R. Maddow and C. Hayes .. I hope they are enjoying their corrupt gotten gains .. the democrats that believe anything coming from MSNBC are as mentally lazy as the beli...
23760 7 months ago Andrea Rugh Hingham, MA
23759 7 months ago Anonymous New York, NY While the US and the UN Security Council don't hesitate to criticize Syria's Bashar Al-Assad and the Russians in the bombing of civilians and conitnuously draft resolutions against them, they hypocr...
23758 7 months ago Barry Cheney Hickory, NC Please stop spending so much time trying to beat the war drums against Russia, and pay some attention to other events, such as the tragedy that is Yemen. By informing Americans that we are partly re...
23757 7 months ago Sara Sakuma Venice, CA
23756 7 months ago Anonymous Philadelphia, PA MSNBC has deservedly lost this viewer's trust as have most other so called liberal and conservative TV news organizations and most newspapers and news magazines. I see only a uniform bias and misrep...
23755 7 months ago Leona Semizian Floral Park, NY You have nothing to say when you're cornered?
23754 7 months ago joseph dorsey san pablo, CA What is happening in Yemen are both war crimes and epidemiological crimes committed by the US-Saudi alliance!
23753 7 months ago Barbara Phinney Seattle, WA
23752 7 months ago Karl Kopecky Edmonton, AB Maddow & Hayes are passionate and should devote some of their passion on other perhaps more urgent and pressing matters such as the catastrophe in Yemen and climate change.
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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"