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.

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Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23864 8 months ago Paula Waller Austin , TX Stop ignoring the humanitarian crisis in Yemen!
Yes, the US is complicit!
But you must inform about the crisis and us!
23863 8 months ago Larry Lima Campbell, CA
23862 8 months ago Tristan Roch-Desparois Asbestos, QC
23861 8 months ago Anonymous Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, ot
23860 8 months ago Joe Gallagher Los Angeles, CA
23859 8 months ago Jasmin Djokaj Yonkers, NY
23858 8 months ago Nancy Gauquier Santa Cruz, CA
23857 8 months ago Amy Harlib New York, NY
23856 8 months ago Thomas Askjellerud Vestby, NY
23855 8 months ago Jim LaRegina Westfield, NJ
23854 8 months ago Nancy Parris Mount Prospect, IL
23853 8 months ago Vickie Fouts Coarsegold, CA
23852 8 months ago Helen Solomon Eugene, CA
23851 8 months ago Carolyn Leigh Los Angeles, CA
23850 8 months ago Dana Immordino Port Charlotte , FL
23849 8 months ago Tobi Hanna-Davies Kalamazoo, MI We depend on your truth-telling, Rachel and Chris! We need you now--on the truth about Yemen!
23848 8 months ago Ian A Rankin Edmonton, AB
23847 8 months ago Julia Wang Lexington, KY
23846 8 months ago Anonymous Dallas, TX
23845 8 months ago Judy Bonnell-Wenzel Ann Arbpr, MI
23844 8 months ago Kathy Heyne Newcastle, ot
23843 9 months ago Mark Costanzo Akron, OH
23842 9 months ago Anonymous Stratford, CT
23841 9 months ago Brian Cantin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
23840 9 months ago Julie Andrzejewski Steilacoom, WA I support many things about these MSNBC news shows but I think it is very important to examine what is happening in Yemen and the US role in it.
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PDF of signers and comments.

1. “MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War In Yemen; Finds Russia 5000% More Newsworthy,” Ben Norton, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting.
2. “War Powers Resolution"