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 23317 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23242 1 week ago Robert Gardiner Sterling, VA
23241 1 week ago Dean Pansano Sitka , AK
23240 1 week ago Craig Stephenson Oregon City, OR Robert Parry is one of the few journalists and intellectuals that have provided me with facts, truth and clarity. Damn the US imperial empire with it's military and intelligence excursions abroad.
23239 1 week ago Dawn Holliday Wilsall, MT
23238 1 week ago Alejandro Cordova Bellingham , WA Please more equitable reporting of world news.
23237 1 week ago Martin Rollins Everett, WA
23236 2 weeks ago A.A. Nagy Santa Rosa, CA As a supposedly reputable news source, how do you justify not reporting on such a serious matter?
23235 2 weeks ago Frances Anderson Penngrove , CA
23234 2 weeks ago Albert Krauss Ukiah, CA Rachel Maddow, of all people! I'm surprised, or more accurately, shocked! I mean, the comment from "rootsaction.org" that Rachel Maddow "failed to report" essential facts about Yemen.
23233 2 weeks ago Frederick Dean alameda, CA
23232 2 weeks ago Anonymous Pahoa, HI
23231 2 weeks ago Jerry Policoff LANCASTER, PA I used to watch Maddow and Hayes every night and considered them truth-tellers. Now I never watch them because I consider them propagandists.
23230 2 weeks ago Anonymous Santa Rosa, CA I'm really disappointed...and all that talk about blaming the Russians for tRump....winning...it was a back fire on Hillary. Check this: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/03/29/the-sleazy-origins-of...
23229 2 weeks ago Anonymous Oakland, CA I’m very disappointed that your network - which I watch regularly -has barely given any airtime to the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. This crisis has been a result of US and Saudi policies targe...
23228 2 weeks ago Tony Holland Dallas, TX
23227 2 weeks ago bart caruso Somerville, MA
23226 2 weeks ago Anonymous East Norwich, NY
23225 2 weeks ago Serena Newman Bernardston, MA
23224 2 weeks ago Sky Allred Crowley, TX
23223 2 weeks ago Daniel Yazbek Brighton, MA
23222 2 weeks ago Dr. Roger Kotila Novato, CA For progressives, MSNBC 's obvious role as a State propaganda outlet is heart-breaking. The censorship of real news goes far beyond Yemen, however. The shameful truth of the Pentagon/CIA violation...
23221 2 weeks ago Jens M Shoreline , WA
23220 2 weeks ago Ba Smith Jersey City, NJ
23219 2 weeks ago Ray Liriano 07087, NJ
23218 2 weeks ago Anonymous Istanbul, ot
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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"