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.
12634 11 months ago Linda Murray Lafayette , CA , US
12633 11 months ago Kimberley Taylor New Orleans, LA , US How far you have fallen...
12632 11 months ago Johanna Cummings Rochester, NY , US
12631 11 months ago Johanna Cummings Rochester, NY , US
12630 11 months ago Kay Wilson TUCSON, AZ , US Honest people depended on you to publish the truth.
12629 11 months ago Sean Mulligan Alpharetta, GA , US
12628 11 months ago Veronica Rehné Gävle, CO , SE
12627 11 months ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO , US We need you on your toes. Don't mess this up.
12626 11 months ago Anonymous Norcross, GA , US
12625 11 months ago John Rohrer New Cumberland , PA , US
12624 11 months ago Judi Naue Manteca, CA , US
12623 11 months ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO , US You nee to be at the top of your game. Please.
12622 11 months ago Loretta Rogers Cody, WY , US
12621 11 months ago Dave Wiig Morris, CT , US If the United States were 100% honest in this process Edward Snowden would walk among us as Daniel Ellsberg does. Yet, it is Russia that provides him refuge from the US government. Based on this, ...
12620 11 months ago Janet Bartos Little Rock, AR , US
12619 11 months ago Garrick Balk South Elgin, IL , US
12618 11 months ago Joyce Dixon Dallas, TX , US
12617 12 months ago Jennifer Hoffman Harrisburg, PA , US
12616 12 months ago Anonymous Washington, DC , US
12615 12 months ago Debra Tilkens Green Bay, WI , US
12614 12 months ago Gabriella Frey Milford, CT , US
12613 12 months ago ed kinane syracuse, ny, NY , US
12612 12 months ago Anonymous Poynette, WI , US
12611 12 months ago Howard Lanus Tempe, AZ , US
12610 12 months ago Anonymous London, NH , GB Stop with the base propaganda or risk becoming totally irrelevant beyond a small group of activists.
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