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 23919 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23844 10 months ago Kathy Heyne Newcastle, ot
23843 10 months ago Mark Costanzo Akron, OH
23842 10 months ago Anonymous Stratford, CT
23841 10 months ago Brian Cantin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
23840 10 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.
23839 10 months ago Christopher Dunnbier Healdsburg, CA
23838 10 months ago William Shirey Decatur, AL
23837 10 months ago William Shirey Decatur, AL
23836 10 months ago Terry Eaton Brush Prairie, WA I don not watch corporate news, largely because I believe it to be nothing more than a big propaganda machine. This failure, only confirms my belief. Still, it is a requirement for survival of dem...
23835 10 months ago Ian Hayes-Plymale Brooklyn, NY
23834 10 months ago Anonymous Columbus, OH
23833 10 months ago joseph cota san diego, CA
23832 10 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23831 10 months ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23830 10 months ago Stephen Muth Franklin, MA
23829 11 months ago Frances Ostensen Hope, ME
23828 11 months ago Brian Cantin Rancho Palos Verdes, CA The Saudis are engaging in an ongoing campaign of mass murder in Yemen. The United States is highly complicit in this atrocity. Every news source that covers foreign affairs should devote coverage ...
23827 11 months ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA
23826 11 months ago Anonymous s h, FL
23825 11 months ago Pelle Hjek Hull, ot British military experts offering targeting advice as Saudis bomb hospitals, schools and food supplies. US refueling Saudi planes for Yemen airstrikes. So shameful.
23824 11 months ago Aspasia Doukas Seattle, WA Media helped stop the Vietnam War. The failure of US journalists to cover our rol in Yemen is simply unforgiveable. Shame on MSNBC for participating in this gross coverup!
23823 11 months ago Claudia Ford New York, NY
23822 11 months ago Anonymous Los Ángeles, CA Stop creating war just for profit - our world and humanity cannot afford this
23821 11 months ago Robert Levin Seekonk, MA
23820 11 months ago Larry Wartels Victoria, BC Is that Democracy Now! report accurate? People and Planet Before War Profits.
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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"