Tell the Washington Post: “Smearing is not reporting.”

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To: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Smearing is not reporting. The Washington Post’s recent descent into McCarthyism -- promoting anonymous and shoddy claims that a vast range of some 200 websites are all accomplices or tools of the Russian government -- violates basic journalistic standards and does real harm to democratic discourse in our country. We urge The Washington Post to prominently retract the article and apologize for publishing it.

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>>  The Intercept: Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
>>  AlterNet: Washington Post Promotes Shadowy Website That Accuses 200 Publications of Being Russian Propaganda Plants
>>  Common Dreams: Journalists Denounce WaPo Fake News as Red Scare Redux
>>  Rolling Stone: The Washington Post “Blacklist” Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
>>  Consortium News: The Orwellian War on Skepticism
>>  The Nation: The Washington Post Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist
>> Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited “Fake News” Blacklist?

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12673 5 days ago karlene embler Hancock, NH , US
12672 6 days ago david garner san francisco, CA , US
12671 2 weeks ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH , US
12670 3 weeks ago Constance Mardo NJ , US
12669 3 weeks ago Anonymous Oakland, NJ , US
12668 4 weeks ago C Mcgee Los Angeles, CA , US
12667 4 weeks ago wes howard Hutchins, TX , US
12666 1 month ago Anonymous cortlandt manor, NY , US
12665 1 month ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON , CA
12664 2 months ago Natalie Clark Iowa City, IA , US
12663 2 months ago monica romero san francisco, CA , US
12662 2 months ago Anonymous
12661 2 months ago Christine Vella Rochester, NY , US Maybe you need "footnotes" telling where you got your facts from.
12660 2 months ago Thomas Webster your rating are getting worse. Maybe less negative on Trump, way fewer "fake news" stories and things will improve.
12659 2 months ago juliet Betita Santa Barbara, CA , US
12658 3 months ago Paul Merrell Springfield, OR , US
12657 3 months ago Dwight Hilpman Lawrence, KS , US
12656 3 months ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO , US
12655 3 months ago Rena Lewis Ojai, CA 93023, CA , US
12654 3 months ago Henry Homburger Rochester, MN , US Don't be complicit in undermining what's left of democracy in America.
12653 3 months ago Richard Segers Savage, MN , US As individuals we'll decide what is fake news and what is not.
No lies, no distortions, no omissions, no censorship.
12652 3 months ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN , US
12651 3 months ago denise kelsall auckland, ot , NZ dishonest scurrilous revealing
12650 3 months ago Scarlett Higgins Albuquerque, NM , US
12649 3 months ago mark novotny countryside, IL , US
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