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 23897 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
23897 5 days ago Zach Luschen Roy, WA Knowing the truth is what really matters for most people who truly do have a conscience.
23896 6 days ago Kathy Hoover-Dempsey Nashville, TN In fairness to all those being terrorized in Yemen we MUST stop censoring our role innthebhorrific carnage in Yemen!
23895 1 week ago Samhitha Sreenivasan Howell, NJ
23894 2 weeks ago Virgil Pauls Newton, KS
23893 3 weeks 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.
23892 3 weeks ago Minerva Jordan Phoenix, AZ
23891 1 month ago paul hugill Grimsby, ot msnbc and all mainstream media should be ashamed to call themselves reporters and journalists.
23890 1 month ago Joanne Zimbler Los Angeles, CA
23889 1 month ago Kenneth knoppik boca Raton, FL You f****** piece of s*** bear some responsibility for the war in Yemen. They fired a missile at a school bus period killed over 50 kids. This video of kids with their faces covered in blood missing...
23888 1 month ago Anonymous India, OT
23887 1 month ago Anonymous India, OT
23886 2 months ago Herb Walker Sacramento, CA
23885 2 months ago Robert A. Rosengard New York, NY
23884 2 months ago Shelley Ottenbrite Richmond, VA
23883 2 months ago Edwin Dominguez Brooklyn, NY Embedded???
23882 3 months ago Richard Joseph Winooski, VT
23881 3 months ago Grace Ukoha Warrensburg, MO
23880 3 months ago Zsolt Sary Prince George, BC i have absolutely zero confidence that msnbc will change its practices - it is the information arm of the military industrial machine. war is profit. truth is unimportant. maddow and hayes get paid ...
23879 3 months ago M. Adaline Jyurovat Boulcdf, CO It appears that you are more concerned about ratings and viewership via theatrics than real information about our own country's complicity in death, destruction and disease across the planet.
23878 3 months ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
23877 3 months ago Sara Lang Columbia, MO Rachel, Please tell us about Yemam.
23876 3 months ago Charles Johnson Chicago, IL
23875 4 months ago Anonymous Charlotte, NC
23874 4 months ago Anonymous Charlotte, NC
23873 4 months ago Michael John Mayo Puerto Vallarta, 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"