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.
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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:

101-125 of 36290 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add your ...
36190 1 year ago Una Jost Pasadena, CA
36189 1 year ago Alisha Pitts Northrdige, CA
36188 1 year ago Heather Johnson Woodbridge, CA
36187 1 year ago Anonymous Woodside, NY
36186 1 year ago Anonymous Fresno, CA I'm a WaPo subscriber
36185 1 year ago Tristan Cappel MI
36184 1 year ago Anonymous Hueytown, AL
36183 1 year ago Jordan Reeber CA
36182 1 year ago Emil Studzinski Binghamton, NY
36181 1 year ago Jason Brown Minot, ND
36180 1 year ago Nancy Ball Tallahassee, FL We demand that the Washington Post disclose the CIA involvement with the Post in ANY article related to US Security and Intelligence.
36179 1 year ago charles frye gibsonia, PA This is not free press
36178 1 year ago charles frye gibsonia, PA This is not free press
36177 1 year ago Ethan Wetzel Rochester, NY 600$ million contract to the owner of any newspaper publication should require full disclosure of such deals. Also with such a massive payoff wouldn't you just have the good sense to avoid stories w...
36176 1 year ago Tommy Brock FL
36175 1 year ago Anonymous ME
36174 1 year ago Edward Doogan Glenside , PA
36173 1 year ago Robert Gardiner Sterling, VA I just stopped my long time subscription (20 years) to the WaPost because it's become a neoliberal rag. And its coverage of countries like Venezuela and Palestine seems to be written by the...
36172 1 year ago sally sommer Berkeley, CA
36171 1 year ago Jack Koff gaylord, MI trump is a war criminal
36170 1 year ago Lawrence Bishop Stone Mountain, GA Must disclose every instance, which means a constant/permanent printed presence on every page, truthfully.
36169 1 year ago Sviatoslav Kendall New York, NY You really need to be transparent about the relationships you have with the entities you report on. If you aren't transparent about those kinds of relationships then you do serious damage to your cr...
36168 1 year ago Timothy Brand CO
36167 1 year ago Gena Tuffery
36166 1 year ago Mia Dzeba Zagreb,
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