Tell the New York Times and Washington Post: 'Quit Being a Megaphone for the Corporate Elite'

In their coverage of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times and Washington Post are largely serving as mouthpieces for corporate and establishment interests.

Click below to sign this petition, which will be presented to the top editors of those two influential newspapers.

To the editors of the New York Times and the Washington Post:

Quit being a megaphone for the corporate elite. As the media watch group FAIR has documented, your newspaper continues to skew coverage of the Democratic presidential race in ways that run counter to fairness and accuracy. While there are two contesting wings in the Democratic Party -- the progressive and corporate wings -- the
Times and the Post routinely give voice to the claims of just one side. Articles are often, in effect, editorials (in support of corporate Democrats) masquerading as news stories.


1-25 of 7838 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
7838 2 weeks ago Laura Chinofsky Southampton, PA
7837 1 month ago Elena Seitz Tewksbury, MA WeThePeople must not always cave in to the self-serving, manipulative fear-mongering. and pressure of corporatists to choose the “lesser of two evils,” “the devil we know,” “the ‘safe’ candidate”—yo...
7836 1 month ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA
7835 1 month ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA
7834 1 month ago Vincent Shenko Brielle, NJ
7833 2 months ago Anonymous Pinne Bush, NY
7832 2 months ago Whitney Hope Elwood, IN
7831 2 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA
7830 2 months ago Anonymous San Rafael, CA
7829 2 months ago Reed Petersen Portland, OR The media has been a sell-out to the Milquetoast, Macronite-Liberal worldview for far too long.
7828 2 months ago Misha Antonich San Francisco, CA As a longtime reader of the NYTimes I’ve very much noticed the marginalization of political effective voices, such as Bernie Sanders. In order to stay a subscriber, I ask you to stop this biased app...
7827 2 months ago Jan Grant Bothell, WA
7826 2 months ago Patrick Russell Portland, OR
7825 2 months ago B Moore Nevada City, CA NYTimes & WP have continually, even increasingly, backed big money while giving a few headlines to realistic progressive policy ideas. All news outlets seem so intertwined with their corporate adver...
7824 2 months ago Mary-Alice Shemo Plattsburgh, NY Wew depend on you to bring us balanced, real NEWS, not corporate viewpoints
7823 2 months ago Adam Porter Eatontown, NJ
7822 2 months ago Teresa Appleton Ardmore , OK Sick to death of the corporate owned media!
7821 2 months ago Amanda Brown Wilson, NC Even though these papers serve their corporate masters, if journalists don't take their responsibility to report the truth, in as unbiased a fashion as is possible, history will just be more lies: t...
7820 2 months ago Anonymous Poughkeepsie, NY Your power comes with moral responsibility--mere dollars are not enough for your institutions to be responsible and proud.

Instead of your present focus on your reputation to advertisers, t...
7819 3 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA
7818 3 months ago Alexistori Gonzalez Boutte, LA
7817 3 months ago Anonymous Tulsa, OK
7816 3 months ago Anonymous S hill, FL
7815 3 months ago Alan Bare Vestal, NY Corporations may own media outlets, but individual subscriptions keep them alive
7814 3 months ago Annie Dunbar Cambridge, MA Remember you’re a member of the press! Inform first.
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Background:
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