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.
23883 21 hours ago Edwin Dominguez Brooklyn, NY Embedded???
23882 1 week ago Richard Joseph Winooski, VT
23881 1 week ago Grace Ukoha Columbia, MO
23880 1 week 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 1 week ago M. Adaline Jyurovat Boulder, 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 2 weeks ago roxy harrington holmen, WI
23877 3 weeks ago Sara Lang Columbia, MO Rachel, Please tell us about Yemam.
23876 1 month ago Charles Johnson Chicago, IL
23875 1 month ago Anonymous Charlotte, NC
23874 1 month ago Anonymous Charlotte, NC
23873 1 month ago Michael John Mayo Puerto Vallarta, ot
23872 1 month ago Joshua Greenberg Albany , NY Please speak up for the Yemeni people.
23871 1 month ago C Stevens Woods Cross, UT
23870 1 month ago John and Martha Stoltenberg Elkhart Lake, WI Balance the federal budget by ending all of America's overt and covert wars of fascist capitalist aggression! Balance the federal budget by drastically downsizing the American fascist capitalist wa...
23869 1 month ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
23868 1 month ago Anne Bloomenthal Lawrenceville, NJ
23867 1 month ago Erica Ransford Wyandotte, MI
23866 1 month ago richard Wright Hunter River, PE
23865 1 month ago Luis Garcia PUEBLA, ot
23864 1 month ago Paula Waller Austin , TX Stop ignoring the humanitarian crisis in Yemen!
Yes, the US is complicit!
But you must inform about the crisis and us!
23863 1 month ago Larry Lima Campbell, CA
23862 1 month ago Tristan Roch-Desparois Asbestos, QC
23861 1 month ago Anonymous Emerald Beach, ot
23860 1 month ago Joe Gallagher Los Angeles, CA
23859 1 month ago Jasmin Djokaj Yonkers, NY
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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"