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:



101-125 of 36293 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add your ...
36193 2.3 years ago Ingrid Wreden Kåss
36192 2.3 years ago Maria Cox North Judson , IN We need full disclosure so the sheep know they're reading propaganda.
36191 2.3 years ago kathleenMary cylkowski fayetteville, NC
36190 2.3 years ago Una Jost Pasadena, CA
36189 2.3 years ago Alisha Pitts Northrdige, CA
36188 2.3 years ago Heather Johnson Woodbridge, CA
36187 2.3 years ago Anonymous Woodside, NY
36186 2.3 years ago Anonymous Fresno, CA I'm a WaPo subscriber
36185 2.3 years ago Tristan Cappel Sterling Heights, MI
36184 2.3 years ago Anonymous Hueytown, AL
36183 2.3 years ago Jordan Reeber CA
36182 2.3 years ago Emil Studzinski Binghamton, NY
36181 2.3 years ago Jason Brown Minot, ND
36180 2.3 years 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 2.3 years ago charles frye gibsonia, PA This is not free press
36178 2.3 years ago charles frye gibsonia, PA This is not free press
36177 2.3 years 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 2.3 years ago Tommy Brock FL
36175 2.3 years ago Anonymous Bar Harbor, ME
36174 2.3 years ago Edward Doogan Glenside , PA
36173 2.3 years 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 2.3 years ago sally sommer Berkeley, CA
36171 2.3 years ago Jack Koff gaylord, MI trump is a war criminal
36170 2.3 years ago Lawrence Bishop Stone Mountain, GA Must disclose every instance, which means a constant/permanent printed presence on every page, truthfully.
36169 2.3 years 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...
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