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.

Background:
>>  The Washington Post: Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread “Fake News” During Election, Experts Say
>>  The New Yorker: The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda
>>  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
>>  FAIR.org: Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited “Fake News” Blacklist?



1-25 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12684 6 months ago Mike Kelly Elmira Heights, NY , US
12683 6 months ago Esther Nevarez Castro Valley, CA , US
12682 8 months ago Carrie Bordenaro CO , US
12681 8 months ago Carrie Bordenaro CO , US
12680 8 months ago Charles Davis Trenton , NJ , US
12679 9 months ago Vladislav Silayev Las Vegas , NV , US The Washington Post should really disclose its ties to the CIA and try objective journalism and news reporting for a change.
12678 9 months ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA , US Doesn't Baron have $200 million contract with the CIA?
12677 9 months ago Sviatoslav Kendall New York, NY , US The Washington Post should really disclose its ties to the CIA and other entities it reports on.
12676 10 months ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI , US
12675 10 months ago Anonymous Trenton , NJ , US
12674 10 months ago Bill Paci Philadelphia, PA , US
12673 10 months ago karlene embler hancock, NH , US
12672 10 months ago david garner san francisco, CA , US
12671 11 months ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH , US
12670 11 months ago Constance Mardo NJ , US
12669 11 months ago Anonymous Paterson, NJ , US
12668 11 months ago C Mcgee Los Angeles, CA , US
12667 11 months ago wes howard Hutchins, TX , US
12666 12 months ago Anonymous cortlandt manor, NY , US
12665 12 months ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON , CA
12664 1 year ago Natalie Clark Iowa City, IA , US
12663 1 year ago monica romero san francisco, CA , US
12662 1 year ago Anonymous
12661 1 year ago Christine Vella Rochester, NY , US Maybe you need "footnotes" telling where you got your facts from.
12660 1 year ago Thomas Webster your rating are getting worse. Maybe less negative on Trump, way fewer "fake news" stories and things will improve.
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