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 23317 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23192 2 weeks ago Anonymous wesport, CT Free speech is useless without people being informed at vital issues going in the world.
23191 2 weeks ago Nathan Russell Washington , DC
23190 2 weeks ago Tom Clark Herlev, ot
23189 2 weeks ago Terri O’Connor Dover, NH
23188 2 weeks ago Joe Marcinkowski Houston, TX
23187 2 weeks ago Jerome Skyrud San Diego, CA Forget Russia. Get serious.
23186 2 weeks ago Marjorie Cohn San Diego, CA
23185 2 weeks ago ed harter columbia, SC
23184 2 weeks ago Ross Pumfrey Austin, TX I watch Rachel Maddow almost every night, because she is generally intelligent and insightful. But I join with others in strongly urging her to cover the Yemen situation.
23183 2 weeks ago Anonymous East Lansing, MI
23182 2 weeks ago Daniel Broadway Lansing, NY Let's not allow it to go unnoticed when our government makes war on people around the world. It only makes it easier, enriches the few and impoverishes the rest, here and abroad.
23181 2 weeks ago Nadia Sindi Eugene, Oregon Area, OR We are living in a world with no consequences!!

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23180 2 weeks ago Wallace White Durango, CO
23179 2 weeks ago Anonymous Washington, DC Love your coverage on Russian collusion and the Trump administration but the situation in Yemen merits coverage on MSNBC. Why are you transparent with some issues and with others you are not?
23178 2 weeks ago Tom Bender Nehalem, OR
23177 2 weeks ago Rita Annan-Brady Caldwell, NJ MSNBC which used to be a create resource of information is becoming less and less relevant as all broadcasters repeat the same thing over and again. I'm no Trumpite but there's more going on in the ...
23176 2 weeks ago Margherita Cazzola Verona, ot
23175 2 weeks ago Renee Bowser Washington DC, DC Their obsession with all things Russian and failure to cover such significant stories as U.S. backed killing of civilians in Yemen demonstrate that Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, and MSNBC are not jour...
23174 2 weeks ago Sandra Uribe Palmyra, VA
23173 2 weeks ago Leslie Cagan Elmhurst, NY
23172 2 weeks ago David Wildman Marysville, CA
23171 2 weeks ago Dave Lindorff Maple Glen, PA You're not doing journalism. You're doing propaganda: Russia bad, US good. Either have the guts and decency to report honestly about what this country is doing in places like Yemen (and Somalia ...
23170 2 weeks ago EUGENE CLARK FREDERICK, MD
23169 2 weeks ago Christina Thoennes APO, AP
23168 2 weeks ago Anonymous Seattle, WA Your failure to report the terrible situation in Yeman is unacceptable. It is essentiall that you accurately report and describe what is going on in Yeman, how US funding of the Saudis is affecting...
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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"