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 12646 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12646 3 days ago stephen armstrong brooklyn, NY , US
12645 4 days ago Michele Tusinac Oakland, CA , US
12644 4 days ago Yuriy Bodnar
12643 4 days ago Charlotta Ball Salt Lake City , UT , US
12642 4 days ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR , US
12641 5 days ago ian garman Loxahatchee, FL , US
12640 1 week ago Jenelle Beckwith Evansville, WI , US
12639 1 week ago dave popoff colville, WA , CA
12638 1 week ago Laurie Timmermann Washington, DC , US I am dismayed at the Washington Post article that attacks the protection of free speech by alternative media on the sloppiest innuendo by a dark shadow group Propornot that is unwilling to even name...
12637 1 week ago Christine Carlson Cincinnati , OH , US
12636 1 week ago Michael Powis Merrickville, ON , CA
12635 1 week ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS , US
12634 1 week ago Linda Murray Layafette, CA , US
12633 2 weeks ago Kimberley Taylor New Orleans, LA , US How far you have fallen...
12632 2 weeks ago Johanna Cummings Rochester, NY , US
12631 2 weeks ago Johanna Cummings Rochester, NY , US
12630 2 weeks ago Kay Wilson TUCSON, AZ , US Honest people depended on you to publish the truth.
12629 2 weeks ago Sean Mulligan Alpharetta, GA , US
12628 2 weeks ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO , SE
12627 2 weeks ago Anna Driskill Liberty , MO , US We need you on your toes. Don't mess this up.
12626 2 weeks ago Anonymous Norcross, GA , US
12625 2 weeks ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA , US
12624 2 weeks ago Judi Naue Manteca, CA , US
12623 2 weeks ago Anna Driskill Liberty , MO , US You nee to be at the top of your game. Please.
12622 2 weeks ago Loretta Rogers Cody, WY , US
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