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?



26-50 of 12682 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12657 7 months ago Dwight Hilpman Lawrence, KS , US
12656 7 months ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO , US
12655 7 months ago Rena Lewis Ojai, CA 93023-3892, CA , US
12654 7 months ago Henry Homburger Rochester, MN , US Don't be complicit in undermining what's left of democracy in America.
12653 7 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 7 months ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN , US
12651 7 months ago denise kelsall auckland, ot , NZ dishonest scurrilous revealing
12650 7 months ago Scarlett Higgins Albuquerque, NM , US
12649 7 months ago mark novotny countryside, IL , US
12648 7 months ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
12647 7 months ago Carole Ferrier Brisbane, ot , AU
12646 7 months ago stephen armstrong brooklyn, NY , US
12645 7 months ago Michele Tusinac Oakland, CA , US
12644 7 months ago Yuriy Bodnar
12643 7 months ago Charlotta Ball Hillsboro , OR , US
12642 7 months ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR , US
12641 7 months ago ian garman Loxahatchee, FL , US
12640 7 months ago Jenelle Beckwith Evansville, WI , US
12639 7 months ago dave popoff Castlegar, BC , CA
12638 7 months 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 7 months ago Christine Carlson Centerton , AR , US
12636 8 months ago Michael Powis Merrickville, CA , CA
12635 8 months ago Kristina Norman Yazoo city, MS , US
12634 8 months ago Linda Murray Lafayette , CA , US
12633 8 months ago Kimberley Taylor New Orleans, LA , US How far you have fallen...
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