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?



101-125 of 12689 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12589 2.6 years ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL , US
12588 2.6 years ago Carol Spooner Santa Rosa, CA , US This was a disgraceful piece. I have lost all respect and I will no longer share articles from the Washington Post.
12587 2.6 years ago Kay Swanson Lakewood, CO , US
12586 2.6 years ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
12585 2.6 years ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
12584 2.6 years ago Wendy Tico Berkeley, CA , US
12583 2.6 years ago Anonymous Falkensee, ot , DE
12582 2.6 years ago Phoebe Sorgen Berkeley, CA , US Shame on the corporate media. Democracy demands accurate reporting.
12581 2.6 years ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
12580 2.6 years ago Anonymous mt ahoreb, WI , US This is not the only smear job. The opinion page on standing rock that was reprinted around the nation with credit going to Washington Post reprint had factual errors and a sophomoric viewpoint tha...
12579 2.6 years ago Bryan Clark Somerville, MA , US Seriously fuck the Washington Post.
12578 2.6 years ago Christian Ledermann Newark, ot , GB
12577 2.6 years ago Barbara Jacoby Brook Park, OH , US
12576 2.6 years ago Bruce Lapine Swanton, VT , US
12575 2.6 years ago Francisco J Salazar El Paso, TX , US
12574 2.6 years ago Timothy Raymond Rochester, NY , US
12573 2.6 years ago Laurel Cohen Maitland, FL , US
12572 2.6 years ago James Michael "Mike" Henderson San Luis Obispo, CA , US
12571 2.6 years ago Alan Lewers STOURBRIDGE, ot , GB
12570 2.6 years ago Fermín Loperena BOLINGBROKE, GA , ES
12569 2.6 years ago Don Harmon San Francisco, CA , US As a high school educator who teaches critical thinking, I am appalled by this smear campaign. Perhaps I can use the Washington Post as a prime example of what not to do.
12568 2.6 years ago Naomi Carey Bothell, WA , US If you cannot tell the REAL STORIES THEN DO NOT REPORT THEM AT ALL! The American people deserve the truth!
12567 2.6 years ago Patricia Sulpizio Valencia, CA , US
12566 2.6 years ago you know chgo hgts, IL , US The Wall Street Journal, owned by Rupert Murdoch, also lies.
12565 2.6 years ago Danny Laughlin San Francisco, CA , US I will never trust anything reported in your paper ever since it ran 16 negative stories about Bernie Sanders within 16 hours back in March 2016. One of the reasons we have Trump now.
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