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 23848 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23723 3 months ago Leslie Brooks Seal Beach, CA
23722 3 months ago Elise Marcheff Brighton, MI I used to be a loyal viewer until the wall to wall coverage of Russia-gate blocked out all other news. The real collusion appears to be between the network, their advertisers and donors to suppres...
23721 3 months ago spencer snyder New York, NY
23720 3 months ago William Steele San Francisco, CA How far Maddow has fallen since her Air America days! Hayes and Maddow, directly or indirectly, apologists for war criminals and neoliberal, Clintonite, Republican lite policy. It would be sad if it...
23719 3 months ago Jim Cooper Las Vegas, NV
23718 3 months ago Marianne Yusavage San Francisco, CA
23717 3 months ago Barbara Glassman Nashua, NH
23716 3 months ago James Michael "Mike" Henderson San Luis Obispo, CA
23715 3 months ago Anonymous Montclair, NJ What the US has done under Obama/Clinton and continues to do under Trump in Yemen in collusion with the Saudis is far, far worse than some Russian bots dabbling in Facebook during the 2016 election....
23714 3 months ago John Moore Dickson City, PA Hey Comcast...it's not working!
23713 3 months ago Brian Christgau Nanuet, NY If you folks really are as Left as it gets in US media, we are in deep trouble. Please do the right thing and find what's left of your conscious.
23712 3 months ago Charles Vick Bradley, IL Attn: Maddow and Hayes,Alas sir and madam have you no sense of decency!
23711 3 months ago Carl Olsen Gibsons, BC
23710 3 months ago Timothy Cook Bethesda, MD My own biases are that MSNBC is a corporate shill for war, but I'm trying to keep an open mind. I'd love to hear a response from Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes.
23709 3 months ago Robert Flood San Francisco, CA
23708 3 months ago Susan Rhodes Ocala, FL
23707 3 months ago Anonymous Avon, MA Stop with the Russia reporting..leave it to Mueller. There are more important news stories to reveal...how about inequality...bank deregulation and corporate greed.
23706 3 months ago David Engstrom Portland, OR Come on guys it is time to move on. This was an idiotic two week story at most. What is the point ... you are not going to make anything in the world better by running this nonsense story .... It is...
23705 3 months ago Robert Hanham Carmichaels, PA Stop the absurd propaganda about Russia and focus on real criminal events like Yemen, you parasites.
23704 3 months ago Heather Barenz Silverdale, WA
23703 3 months ago Hilda Richey Hillsboro, WI
23702 3 months ago Paul Fretheim Independence, CA The war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen, including the bombing of water treatment and sewage treatment facilities and the blockade of import of the parts and materials necessary to repai...
23701 3 months ago Michael Miles Victoria, MN
23700 3 months ago Peter little San diego, CA
23699 3 months ago Carol and Barry Meehan Wappingers Falls, NY
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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"