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?



76-100 of 12688 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12613 2.1 years ago ed kinane syracuse, NY , US
12612 2.1 years ago Anonymous Madison, WI , US
12611 2.1 years ago Howard Lanus Tempe, AZ , US
12610 2.1 years ago Anonymous London, NH , GB Stop with the base propaganda or risk becoming totally irrelevant beyond a small group of activists.
12609 2.1 years ago Steven Bauer Oxford, OH , US
12608 2.1 years ago Yanis Beneka Denver, ot , FR
12607 2.1 years ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD , US
12606 2.1 years ago Tom Hall Dublin, ot , IE This smear ranks with the shameful lies peddled by the Post in order to convince the public to support the illegal invasion of Iraq. If the Post is recover its reputation, it must repudiate this c...
12605 2.1 years ago Tom Gurule dallas, TX , US
12604 2.1 years ago Anonymous Albuquerque, NM , US
12603 2.1 years ago Brad Nelson Oxnard, CA , US
12602 2.1 years ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
12601 2.1 years ago Jessica Munns Portland, OR , US
12600 2.1 years ago Matt Brzezinski SCS, MI , US
12599 2.1 years ago Richard Collins Waltham, MA , US
12598 2.1 years ago Donna Jay Kitchener, ON , CA
12597 2.1 years ago Robert Noval Miami, FL , US
12596 2.1 years ago Kate Jamal Wilmington, DE , US
12595 2.1 years ago Michael Schornikow Melbourne, ot , AU
12594 2.1 years ago Jesse Brookstein Denver, CO , US
12593 2.1 years ago richard blake chelsea, MI , US
12592 2.1 years ago Mary Mathieu Thicket, TX , US
12591 2.1 years ago Anonymous Thicket, TX , US I am an owner of JackpineRadicals.com which was on that list. We're a message board not a news site. And we are not Russian propagandist nor are we idiots being used by them.
We're a liberal pro...
12590 2.1 years ago Stavros Maltezos Chicago, IL , US
12589 2.1 years ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL , US
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