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 12689 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12689 7 months ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA , US
12688 1 year ago Anonymous India, OT ,
12687 1 year ago Siddharth V India, OT ,
12686 1 year ago Sudeshna Ghosh Jefferson, LA , US
12685 1 year ago Anonymous Arlington , TX , US
12684 2.2 years ago Michael Kelly Elmira Heights, NY , US
12683 2.2 years ago Esther Nevarez Castro Valley, CA , US
12682 2.4 years ago Carrie Bordenaro CO , US
12681 2.4 years ago Carrie Bordenaro CO , US
12680 2.4 years ago charles davis Trenton, NJ , US
12679 2.5 years 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 2.5 years ago Sonja Baris Clinton, MA , US Doesn't Baron have $200 million contract with the CIA?
12677 2.5 years 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 2.5 years ago Herman S Simms Jr Detroit, MI , US
12675 2.5 years ago Anonymous Trenton, NJ , US
12674 2.6 years ago William Paci Philadelphia, PA , US
12673 2.6 years ago karlene embler hancock, NH , US
12672 2.6 years ago david garner san francisco, CA , US
12671 2.6 years ago Nancy Sprague Rockford, OH , US
12670 2.6 years ago Constance Mardo Oakland, NJ , US
12669 2.6 years ago Anonymous Oakland, NJ , US
12668 2.6 years ago C McGee Los Angeles, CA , US
12667 2.6 years ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX , US
12666 2.7 years ago Anonymous cortlandt manor, NY , US
12665 2.7 years ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON , CA
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