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.
23835 5 days ago Ian Hayes-Plymale Brooklyn, NY
23834 6 days ago Anonymous Columbus, OH
23833 1 week ago joseph cota san diego, CA
23832 1 week ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23831 1 week ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
23830 2 weeks ago Stephen Muth Franklin, MA
23829 3 weeks ago Frances Ostensen Hope, ME
23828 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago Wendy Shuman Downingtown, PA
23826 3 weeks ago Anonymous S h, FL
23825 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago Claudia Ford New York, NY
23822 4 weeks ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA Stop creating war just for profit - our world and humanity cannot afford this
23821 4 weeks ago Robert Levin Seekonk, MA
23820 4 weeks ago Larry Wartels New York, NY Is that Democracy Now! report accurate? People and Planet Before War Profits.
23819 4 weeks ago Tracey Ferguson Winnipeg, MB
23818 4 weeks ago Margaret Stofsky Eureka, CA
23817 4 weeks ago John Renteria Richmond, CA
23816 4 weeks ago Linda Knadler Somerville, MA
23815 1 month 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 1 month ago Anonymous Rochester, NY
23813 1 month ago Kris Kaul Ann Arbor, MI
23812 1 month ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA
23811 1 month ago Margo Groves Port Townsend, WA Please cover the tragedy in Yemen and the US-backed Saudi role in that war on innocents.
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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"