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?



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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12666 4 years ago Anonymous cortlandt manor, NY , US
12665 4 years ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON , CA
12664 4 years ago Natalie Clark Ames, IA , US
12663 4 years ago Monika Romero San Francisco, CA , US
12662 4 years ago Anonymous
12661 4 years ago Christine Vella Rochester, NY , US Maybe you need "footnotes" telling where you got your facts from.
12660 4 years ago Thomas Webster your rating are getting worse. Maybe less negative on Trump, way fewer "fake news" stories and things will improve.
12659 4 years ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA , US
12658 4.1 years ago Paul Merrell Springfield, OR , US
12657 4.1 years ago Dwight Hilpman Lawrence, KS , US
12656 4.1 years ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO , US
12655 4.1 years ago Rena Lewis Ojai, CA 93023-3892, CA , US
12654 4.1 years ago Henry Homburger Rochester, MN , US Don't be complicit in undermining what's left of democracy in America.
12653 4.1 years ago Richard Se 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 4.1 years ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN , US
12651 4.1 years ago denise kelsal auckland, ot , NZ dishonest scurrilous revealing
12650 4.1 years ago Scarlett Higgins Albuquerque, NM , US
12649 4.1 years ago mark novotny countryside, IL , US
12648 4.1 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
12647 4.1 years ago Professor Carole Ferrier brisbane, QLD , AU
12646 4.1 years ago stephen armstrong brooklyn, NY , US
12645 4.1 years ago Yuriy Bodnar
12644 4.1 years ago Charlotta Ball Hillsboro, OR , US
12643 4.1 years ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR , US
12642 4.1 years ago ian garman Loxahatchee, FL , US
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