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.



51-75 of 23848 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23798 2 months ago Marilyn Pizzardi Nesconset, NY
23797 2 months ago Elizabeth Morris Downie Winnetka, IL
23796 2 months ago Forrest Hopping Fresno, CA CAPITALIST GEOPOLITICS have no heart, no soul, no compassion. Are anti-humanity. Its all for a tiny group that get richer and richer. They dont care who dies Kill for profit.They are out of control.
23795 2 months ago Marc Heineman Little Neck, NY This is a huge issue that your station has largely ignored and it is inexcusable
23794 2 months ago Gunther Ruckl Decatur, GA The decision makers at media in the service of government war propaganda should be tried, convicted and sentences to life in prison without parole.
23793 2 months ago ED CIACCIO DOUGLASTON, NY
23792 2 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
23791 2 months ago Eric Mills toronto, ON
23790 2 months ago Anonymous Clayton, NC
23789 2 months ago Alwin Roe San Diego, CA
23788 2 months ago George Salonek Buffalo, MN Please cover more often,U.S. goings on in Yemen. Disgraceful...
23787 2 months ago Anonymous Cary, NC
23786 2 months ago Nikolay Kolev Irvine, CA
23785 2 months ago Leslie Webb Otsu Japan, ot
23784 2 months ago Leslie Angeline 948 Danbeck Ave, CA
23783 2 months ago Jeff Bence Newtown, PA
23782 2 months ago Linda Olson-Osterlund Portland, OR
23781 2 months ago Linda Nelson Vancouver, WA
23780 2 months ago Barbara Green North miami, FL
23779 2 months ago Stephen Dorr Vancouver, WA News reporting is supposed to be unbiased. So what is the problem with MSNBC? I no longer watch that channel.
23778 2 months ago Anonymous Berkeley, CA
23777 2 months ago Stephanie Bershad New York, NY Please provide in-depth coverage and update to include efforts in Congress to end the US involvement in the carnage. Thank you.
23776 2 months ago John M. Morgan Beallsville, OH
23775 2 months ago Anne del Prado Freeport, TX Why try to keep our role in this catastrophe from us? We need to know what our tax dollars pay for. We need to know why people in other countries regard us as monsters. Tell us about Yemen, about So...
23774 2 months ago David Forbes Thetford, VT
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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"