MSNBC Yemen Coverage Non-Existent Despite Large-Scale Human Catastrophe
Media watchdog group, FAIR, analyzed the MSNBC Yemen coverage and found little to zero coverage of one of the worst human crises of our time.
One of the world’s largest human catastrophe’s is not worth much attention according to MSNBC, despite the fact that the U.S. government has played a key role in creating and maintaining the crisis.
Analysis done by the organization, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) has concluded that the network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen during the second half of 2017.
In the same time period according to FAIR, MSNBC broadcasted 5,000 percent more segments that mentioned Russia than segments which mentioned Yemen.
During the whole of 2017, MSNBC also only aired one segment on the US-backed Saudi airstrikes which have killed thousands of Yemeni civilians.
It never mentioned the country’s cholera epidemic which has so far infected nearly 1 million Yemeni’s in the largest outbreak in recorded history either.
All of this has come despite the fact that the American government has played a leading role in the 33-month war that has devastated Yemen, selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia, refuelling Saudi warplanes, bombing civilians and providing intelligence and military assistance to the Saudi air force.
In addition to the casualties from military strikes alone, the U.S/Saudi coalition has also decimated Yemen’s health infrastructure which has caused the largest cholera outbreak in history and killed tens of thousands.
The one time MSNBC expressed a lot of interest in Yemen came when a disastrous Navy Seal raid, controversially authorized by President Donald Trump, left one American and dozens of Yemeni civilians dead early in the year.
The network’s interest in Yemen only when an American dies portrays a corporate news network callous to the thousands of innocent lives lost in Yemen and the millions affected by the cholera outbreak.