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.



1-25 of 23306 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23306 7 hours ago Steven Kroeger Albany, NY
23305 7 hours ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
23304 7 hours ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA
23303 13 hours ago mark novotny Countryside, IL
23302 14 hours ago dennis hanley Taunton, MA Yemen is on the list of countries which the US government set out to destabilize with their plan " 7 countries in 5 years " ...
General Wesley Clark speaks of it in several interviews, which is ...
23301 1 day ago Nellie Al-Saigh Falls Church, VA
23300 1 day ago Blakley Stretch Saint Louis, MO
23299 1 day ago Hailey Wood Lake Zurich, IL
23298 1 day ago Scott Devries Encinitas, CA
23297 2 days ago Cheryl Croci Clinton Township, MI
23296 4 days ago Jenice Jackson Inglewood, CA All you report on is Trump and Russia, there is more going on in the world then them.
23295 4 days ago Melanie deBoer Alton, IA
23294 4 days ago Marcia McMurphy Creve Coeur, MO Be responsible and responsive
to your calling and your conscience
please!
23293 4 days ago Amanda VanNatta Sun Prairie, WI
23292 5 days ago Scott Pitts Mesa, AZ
23291 5 days ago Anonymous coram, NY watch you guys all the time. I am very disappointed with this NEWS.
23290 5 days ago Donald Leich Montclair, NJ This really begs the question of who are you trying to serve.
23289 5 days ago Jon Ingle MANHATTAN, NY
23288 5 days ago bob lichtenfels burlington, MA Are you working for the military industrial complex?
23287 6 days ago leon dostert bloomfield, NJ
23286 6 days ago Marjorie Phyfe Peaks Island, ME I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IGNORING THE SITUATION IN YEMEN.
I COUNT ON YOU FOR THE NEWS OTHER SOURCES OMIT.
PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT IS OUR COUNTRY IS DOING THERE.
23285 6 days ago Mary Spillane West Hartford , CT
23284 6 days ago Connie Cranford Haysville, KS
23283 6 days ago Emily Moran Merced, CA
23282 6 days ago Toba Daoudi San Jose , CA
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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"