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 23848 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23698 3 months ago Michael Greco Kyoto, ot
23697 3 months ago Larry Gates Pawleys Island, SC
23696 3 months ago Peter Lukosa BEDFORD, QC
23695 3 months ago Leslie Bruner Lexington, KY
23694 3 months ago Dave McGlinnen Livonia , MI D'uh
23693 3 months ago Tadd Hess Yakima, WA
23692 3 months ago Stephen Pucci Richmond, CA As with almost all institutions in the US now, it's ONLY about the money.
23691 3 months ago donald boone sebastopol, CA Ratings considerations were a reason (the?) Trump received so much pre-election coverage. I am afraid that the barrage of anti Russian propaganda by Rachel Maddow and others at MSNBC is ad...
23690 3 months ago Sara Weber Brooklyn, NY Please stop ignoring Yemen. Trump and Russia are not the only things that are newsworthy.
23689 3 months ago Mitzi McCoy Abernathy, TX I used to be a fan of Rachel Maddow when she was on the radio but I do not watch her now because she is on a network owned by G.E. and her total obsession with all things Russia to the exclusion of ...
23688 3 months ago Anonymous San Fernando, CA
23687 3 months ago Audrey Brownell Phoenix, AZ
23686 3 months ago Edmund Weisberg Philadelphia, PA
23685 3 months ago John Storbeck Santa Fe, NM
23684 3 months ago Stephanie Sarich Minnetonka, MN The media didn't tell us the truth before the Iraq War. I love Rachel Maddow, but there should be more reporting about other matters also.
23683 3 months ago John Speier Kalamazoo , MI The US is responsible for the Saudi war on Yemen and only pressure from US voters on congress can stop it. Tell your viewers what's going on here. Gerrymandering and domestic voting fraud are bigg...
23682 3 months ago Linda Furr Chico, CA
23681 3 months ago sharon friedman leawood, KS
23680 3 months ago Cari Gardner Athens, NY
23679 3 months ago Benjamin Preiss Sherbrooke, QC
23678 3 months ago Larry Thorson Miami Beach, FL
23677 3 months ago karlene embler hancock, NH
23676 3 months ago Pamela Bosack Chicago, IL
23675 3 months ago Donald Cooney Santa Fe, NM
23674 3 months ago Mary Atkins Richmond, VA Listen to the People, MSNBC, and respond!
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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"