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.

>>  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
>> Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited “Fake News” Blacklist?

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12667 5.7 years ago wes Howard Hutchins, TX , US
12666 5.7 years ago Anonymous cortlandt manor, NY , US
12665 5.8 years ago Zack Wise Toronto, ON , CA
12664 5.8 years ago Natalie Clark Ames, IA , US
12663 5.8 years ago Monika Romero San Francisco, CA , US
12662 5.8 years ago Anonymous
12661 5.8 years ago Christine Vella Rochester, NY , US Maybe you need "footnotes" telling where you got your facts from.
12660 5.8 years ago Thomas Webster your rating are getting worse. Maybe less negative on Trump, way fewer "fake news" stories and things will improve.
12659 5.8 years ago Juliet Velarde Betita Santa Barbara, CA , US
12658 5.8 years ago Paul Merrell Springfield, OR , US
12657 5.9 years ago Dwight Hilpman Lawrence, KS , US
12656 5.9 years ago G. Bommelaere Colorado Springs, CO , US
12655 5.9 years ago Rena Lewis Ojai, CA 93023-3892, CA , US
12654 5.9 years ago Henry Homburger Rochester, MN , US Don't be complicit in undermining what's left of democracy in America.
12653 5.9 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 5.9 years ago Sheila Dillon Small Town, MN , US
12651 5.9 years ago denise kelsal auckland, ot , NZ dishonest scurrilous revealing
12650 5.9 years ago Scarlett Higgins Albuquerque, NM , US
12649 5.9 years ago Mark Novotny Countryside, IL , US
12648 5.9 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
12647 5.9 years ago Carole Ferrier Brisbane, ot , AU
12646 5.9 years ago Stephen Armstrong brooklyn, NY , US
12645 5.9 years ago Yuriy Bodnar
12644 5.9 years ago Charlotta Ball Hillsboro, OR , US
12643 5.9 years ago Pamela Vasquez Salem, OR , US
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