Washington Post: Readers Deserve Full Disclosure in Coverage of CIA

The Washington Post should be honest with readers about a big conflict of interest: The newspaper's new owner Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon -- which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA.

The Post often does reporting on CIA activities. The coverage should include full disclosure that the owner of the Washington Post is also the main owner of Amazon -- and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA.
Background:
 Bloomberg News: Amazon Wins Ruling for $600 Million CIA Cloud Contract
Information Week: Amazon Wins Best Cloud in CIA Bake-Off
Washington Post: What Jeff Bezos Has to Say About Amazon’s CIA Contracts
InformationWeek: Amazon Again Beats IBM for CIA Cloud Contract
FAIR: Amazon, WikiLeaks, the Washington Post and the CIA


RootsAction co-founder Norman Solomon delivering the first batch of petitions -- signed by 30,000 people -- at the Washington Post headquarters in January 2014:

Tell the Washington Post that readers of its articles on the CIA have a right to know that the Post’s owner is in business with the CIA.

Please sign this petition to the Washington Post:



1-25 of 36098 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add your ...
36098 5 days ago Diane Powell Woodstock, GA There should be disclosure of this information.
36097 3 weeks ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
36096 4 weeks ago Anonymous CA
36095 4 weeks ago Crystal Diebold Keansburg , NJ
36094 4 weeks ago Pamela Smth Prescott, AZ conflict of interest here.
36093 4 weeks ago Julie Davis TX
36092 1 month ago emilio lopez bronx, NY Disgusting that the Post would work with the CIA through contracts. The CIA would be able to influence the Post then.
36091 1 month ago Bill Fotheringham Jr Seattle, WA
36090 1 month ago Melissa Harvey Vista, CA
36089 1 month ago Anonymous Victoria, BC
36088 1 month ago John Helmeke St. Peter, MN Just as financial arrangements and contractual agreements between the owner of a publication and other companies should be disclosed (in news stories involving either the owner of a publication ...
36087 1 month ago Peter Gunther Chicago, IL
36086 1 month ago Travis Edwards Merino, ot
36085 1 month ago Dawn DelMonte Oakland, CA
36084 1 month ago Merlin Larimer Baltimore, MD
36083 1 month ago Anonymous MA
36082 1 month ago Nathan Glazier Red Wing, MN
36081 1 month ago Anonymous NJ
36080 1 month ago Grant Palmer Los Angeles, CA Giving me yet another reason to lose faith in the press. It's incidences like these, when major press outlets compromise their dignity, that leave people distrustful of those major press outlets and...
36079 1 month ago Alicia Everitt Formby, ot
36078 1 month ago Anonymous Oklahoma city, OK Disclose all dealings with the 600 million dollar CIA contracts to spy and target American people. Sell out. There is no 1st amendment with biased dissolution amazon is a spy agency..Facebook, googl...
36077 1 month ago Kathryn Keul NY
36076 1 month ago Dorothea Scott Las Vegas, NV
36075 1 month ago James Zajechowski Watertown, MA
36074 1 month ago Linda Tolbert Bradenton, FL
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