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.



26-50 of 23317 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23292 1 week ago Scott Pitts Mesa, AZ
23291 1 week ago Anonymous coram, NY watch you guys all the time. I am very disappointed with this NEWS.
23290 1 week ago Donald Leich Montclair, NJ This really begs the question of who are you trying to serve.
23289 1 week ago Jon Ingle MANHATTAN, NY
23288 1 week ago bob lichtenfels burlington, MA Are you working for the military industrial complex?
23287 1 week ago leon dostert bloomfield, NJ
23286 1 week ago Marjorie Phyfe Peaks Island, ME I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IGNORING THE SITUATION IN YEMEN.
I COUNT ON YOU FOR THE NEWS OTHER SOURCES OMIT.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY IS DOING THERE.
23285 1 week ago Mary Spillane West Hartford , CT
23284 1 week ago Connie Cranford Haysville, KS
23283 1 week ago Emily Moran Merced, CA
23282 1 week ago Toba Daoudi San Jose , CA
23281 1 week ago Anonymous midvale, UT
23280 1 week ago Anonymous Van Vleck, TX Yes, but I appreciate your positive comments about Mueller . How about exposing Tillerson's trip to South America to push for regime change in Venezuela ?
23279 1 week ago L. Geraghty Boise, ID
23278 1 week ago Anonymous Eugene , OR
23277 1 week ago David Runkle Philadelphia , PA
23276 1 week ago Daisy Watkins Southampton, ot
23275 1 week ago mary vidakis St louis, MO
23274 1 week ago Sandra Amici Mission Viejo, CA
23273 1 week ago dre christian Bklyn, NY
23272 1 week ago Dennis Bricker Iowa City, IA I often watch both Maddow's and Hayes' shows, which provide great reporting, but almost exclusively about the Trump/Russia investigation, etc., which has become very repetitive. The humanitarian ca...
23271 1 week ago john abraham aurora, ON As progressives you need to rectify your lack of coverage. Become a voice for justice in alleviating the suffering of the people in Yemen.
23270 1 week ago Marie Jones San Marcos, CA Why are you not covering this story???? Your network is failing to report real news in favor of unproven Russia BS. Shame on you!
23269 1 week ago John Alsedek Los Angele, CA
23268 1 week ago Kris DeWeese Port Townsend, WA I am so over MSNBC's biased "news" coverage.
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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"