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.



151-175 of 23891 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23741 6 months ago bernardo alayza mujica surquillo, IA
23740 6 months ago Robert Morency Center Ossipee, NH
23739 6 months ago Rita Gallin East Lansing, MI
23738 6 months ago Anthony Tothe Chatham, NE
23737 6 months ago Robert Bossie Chicago, IL MSNBC (especially Rachel Maddow, did the same thing during the Trump campaign. After a while, I thought, "why not just say you are part of the Trump campaign." Every night most of her show was d...
23736 6 months ago Marilyn Bruning Sequim, WA I rarely watch the Hayes and Maddow shows any more, waste of time.
I depend for my news on Democracy Now and some online sources.
23735 6 months ago Rebecca Powell Alfred, NY This is a devastating situation and the public NEEDS to be informed. We rely on you for world news so please give Russia a break and report on Yemen.
23734 6 months ago Anonymous Princeton, NJ
23733 6 months ago Garret Whitney Concord, MA
23732 6 months ago Ben Waisanen Portland, OR
23731 6 months ago M a Columbus, OH
23730 6 months ago Dan Potter Santa Fe, NM
23729 6 months ago Catherine Mugianis Farmington, MI Fake and dangerous
23728 6 months ago Steve Livingston chicago, IL
23727 6 months ago Clinton Scott Show Low, AZ Stop being worthless shills for the MIC and Wall street and start practicing real journalism.
23726 6 months ago Frank Brodhead Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Such censorship can only be deliberate, aligning MSNBC with the warfare state and its genocide in Yemen. Shame on them!
23725 6 months ago Victoria Martin Sun Lakes, AZ
23724 6 months ago John Dukes Waycross , GA Please stop parroting the same Russiagate lack of evidence and cover the humanitarian crisis in Yemen while you still have a shred of credibility (fast fading).
23723 6 months ago Leslie Brooks Seal Beach, CA
23722 6 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 6 months ago spencer snyder New York, NY
23720 6 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 6 months ago Jim Cooper Las Vegas, NV
23718 6 months ago Marianne Yusavage San Francisco , CA
23717 6 months ago Barbara Glassman Nashua, NH
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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"