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:



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35497 1 hour ago Rita Croke Federalsburg, MD
35496 6 days ago Anonymous Holland, MI
35495 1 week ago Kenneth Farrell Mountainville, NY
35494 1 week ago Laura Webb Lexington, KY
35493 2 weeks ago Marc Gripman Oakland, CA
35492 3 weeks ago Eldon Ball Seattle, WA
35491 3 weeks ago Ricky Bowman Davenport, IA
35490 4 weeks ago Alexander Barrett Tallahassee, FL
35489 4 weeks ago Luciano Plascencia Valle México, D.F., Mëxico, ot
35488 4 weeks ago Eldon Ball Seattle, WA
35487 4 weeks ago Steven Mendoza Rocky Hill, CT
35486 4 weeks ago Michelle Beamish UK, ot A basic principle of journalism is to acknowledge when the owner of a media outlet has a major financial relationship with the subject of coverage. We strongly urge the Washington Post to be fully c...
35485 4 weeks ago Margaret S. Maurin Bryn Mawr, PA
35484 4 weeks ago prof prem raj pushpakaran boston, MA
35483 4 weeks ago Ryan McGrath Seattle , WA
35482 4 weeks ago ishimwe scott burndi, AK
35481 1 month ago Corporal Stephen Verges Falls Church , VA Jeff Bezos, you are an azoic dilletante, "something nasty in the woodshed". As my old neighbor Norman Mailer would say: "If you start accepting those rules past the point where you enjoy going along...
35480 1 month ago Frances Lynch Swampscott, MA
35479 1 month ago Megan Krout Arlington, VA
35478 1 month ago Landon DeWitt Duluth, MN At number 46 in press freedom, we are quickly becoming a nation of controlled information. Anything that can be done to slow or (even better) stop that decline would be appreciated and respe...
35477 1 month ago Carl Anderson Yeadon, PA
35476 1 month ago David Lampe Moberly, MO
35475 1 month ago C Buckley Gloucester, ot
35474 1 month ago Anonymous Lynchburg, VA
35473 1 month ago Stanley Paul Thomas Waterloo, Merseyside,, ot
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