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.



76-100 of 23891 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23816 5 months ago Linda Knadler Somerville, MA
23815 5 months ago Ilene Leslie Santa Fe, NM I've been a fan of Rachel's since before the 2008 election, and while I appreciate her unique ability to weave together the various political and historical aspects of a news story, I have noticed, ...
23814 5 months ago Anonymous Rochester, NY
23813 5 months ago Kris Kaul Ann Arbor, MI
23812 5 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
23811 5 months ago Margo Groves Port Townsend, WA Please cover the tragedy in Yemen and the US-backed Saudi role in that war on innocents.
Thank You.
23810 5 months ago Julie Gundlach Laurium, MI Love you guys, but you are redundant all day and night. Lawrence, step up!
23809 5 months ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA
23808 5 months ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA
23807 5 months ago douglas olson Charlottesville, VA Report truth truthfully, please!
Thank you!
23806 5 months ago Annette Ahlander Albuquerque, NM This is news. Report it. At the cost of job security. At the cost of personal safety. At the cost of a pension. Rachel Corey bravely risked her life - and lost - against Israeli bulldozers in P. . . like Rachel. Or are your lives more important than hers? Sorry to have to shame you like this. Felt it needed to be done.'); return false;">...
23805 5 months ago Anonymous San Antoni, TX Stop US illegal support for Saudi and UAE war crimes. Tell the full story.
23804 5 months ago Peter Seymour Del Mar, CA
23803 5 months ago Rebecca Hartnett Ipswich, MA
23802 5 months ago Victoriavv Loudisv Douglaston, NY
23801 5 months ago Anne Bachner Dodgeville, WI Americans are inhumane?
23800 5 months ago mark ort columbia, MO I want the Yemen story and others reported - its your duty!
23799 5 months ago Jean Peace Sheffield, ot
23798 5 months ago Marilyn Pizzardi Nesconset, NY
23797 5 months ago Elizabeth Morris Downie Winnetka, IL
23796 5 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 5 months ago Marc Heineman Little Neck, NY This is a huge issue that your station has largely ignored and it is inexcusable
23794 5 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 5 months ago ED CIACCIO DOUGLASTON, NY
23792 5 months ago Barbara White PITTSBURGH, PA
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PDF of signers and comments.

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"