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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23917 1 week ago Cathleen Newell Myerstown, PA
23916 3 weeks ago David Schafer Missoula, MT
23915 3 weeks ago Patricia Pinto Carrboro, NC Rachel, Why did MSNBC fail to cover the war in Yemen and the awful cholera epidemic in 2017? Russia got daily coverage. Are American lives more important than the lives of others. I love your show b...
23914 1 month ago David Hall Plainfield , VT
23913 1 month ago jonathan Gayle Palm desert, CA
23912 1 month ago Jim Loveland Gulfport, FL
23911 1 month ago Jean Wyman Portland, OR I'm done with you smug fucking Yuppies. It's RT for me and Chris Hedges for real journalism.
23910 1 month ago Dwinna Barker Crowley, TX
23909 2 months ago Anonymous Mechanicsville, VA
23908 2 months ago Anonymous pittsburgh, PA
23907 2 months ago Rebecca Donohue ATLANTA, GA
23906 2 months ago Rebecca Donohue ATLANTA, GA
23905 3 months ago Anonymous s h, FL
23904 3 months ago Alexandra Seymour San Francisco , CA
23903 3 months ago Lisa Pace Stow, OH
23902 3 months ago Linda Ahart West Roxbury, MA
23901 4 months ago CADEE MURRAY LA VERGNE, TN
23900 5 months ago Anonymous Middleton , MA
23899 5 months ago Alan Johnson Waianae, HI Fix our country. Stop destroying others.
23898 5 months ago donye sacco Los Angeles, CA
23897 5 months ago Zach Luschen Roy, WA Knowing the truth is what really matters for most people who truly do have a conscience.
23896 5 months ago Kathy Hoover-Dempsey Madison, TN In fairness to all those being terrorized in Yemen we MUST stop censoring our role innthebhorrific carnage in Yemen!
23895 5 months ago Samhitha Sreenivasan Howell, NJ
23894 5 months ago Virgil Pauls Newton, KS
23893 6 months ago steve Nass Big Bear City, CA To MSNBC - "The Russian Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"! Now can you cover the World news instead of Neo Liberal garbage.
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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"