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.
23927 2.2 years ago Connie Stomper Santa Barbara, CA Focus on REAL issues instead of warmongering for profits.
23926 2.2 years ago Roberta Hill Austin, TX
23925 2.2 years ago James Wilson Taylors Falls, MN Used to be a huge fan of Maddow - never missed a show. Around 2016 something happened; her reporting became almost obsessive about Trump and Russia. I was no longer interested in a show that advan...
23924 2.2 years ago lynn fallo cambridge, MA Expand coverage of us led wars and bolton abrams and pompeo propaganda as opposed to real news
23923 2.3 years ago Barbara Okishoff New York, NY What gives, MSNBC? Why no segments on Yemen?
23922 2.3 years ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
23921 2.3 years ago Anonymous Levittown, NY
23920 2.4 years ago JONI BRILL Olympia, WA
23919 2.5 years ago Paige Thompson England, ot
23918 2.5 years ago Kiel Pratt Sacramento, CA
23917 2.5 years ago Cathleen Newell Myerstown, PA
23916 2.5 years ago David Schafer Missoula, MT
23915 2.5 years 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 2.6 years ago David Hall Plainfield , VT
23913 2.6 years ago jonathan gayle Palm Desert, CA
23912 2.6 years ago Jim Loveland Gulfport, FL
23911 2.6 years 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 2.6 years ago Dwinna Barker Crowley, TX
23909 2.6 years ago Anonymous Mechancisville, VA
23908 2.6 years ago Anonymous pittsburgh, PA
23907 2.6 years ago Rebecca Donohue Atlanta, GA
23906 2.6 years ago Rebecca Donohue Atlanta, GA
23905 2.7 years ago Anonymous Spring Hill, FL
23904 2.7 years ago Alexandra Seymour San Francisco , CA
23903 2.7 years ago Lisa Pace Stow, OH
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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"