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?



101-125 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12584 12 months ago Wendy Tico Berkeley, CA , US
12583 12 months ago Anonymous Falkensee, ot , DE
12582 12 months ago Phoebe Sorgen Berkeley, CA , US Shame on the corporate media. Democracy demands accurate reporting.
12581 12 months ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
12580 12 months ago Anonymous mt horeb, WI , US This is not the only smear job. The opinion page on standing rock that was reprinted around the nation with credit going to Washington Post reprint had factual errors and a sophomoric viewpoint tha...
12579 12 months ago Bryan Clark Somerville, MA , US Seriously fuck the Washington Post.
12578 12 months ago Christian Ledermann Newark, ot , GB
12577 12 months ago Barbara Jacoby Brook Park, OH , US
12576 12 months ago Bruce Lapine Swanton, VT , US
12575 12 months ago Francisco J Salazar El Paso, TX , US
12574 12 months ago Timothy Raymond Rochester, NY , US
12573 12 months ago Laurel Cohen Maitland, FL , US
12572 12 months ago J. Michael "Mike" Henderson San Luis Obispo, CA , US
12571 12 months ago Alan Lewers Stourbridge, ot , GB
12570 12 months ago Fermín Loperena BOLINGBROKE, GA , ES
12569 12 months ago Don Harmon San Francisco, CA , US As a high school educator who teaches critical thinking, I am appalled by this smear campaign. Perhaps I can use the Washington Post as a prime example of what not to do.
12568 12 months ago Naomi Carey Bothell, WA , US If you cannot tell the REAL STORIES THEN DO NOT REPORT THEM AT ALL! The American people deserve the truth!
12567 12 months ago Patricia Sulpizio Valencia, CA , US
12566 12 months ago you know chgo hgts, IL , US The Wall Street Journal, owned by Rupert Murdoch, also lies.
12565 12 months ago Danny Laughlin San Francisco, CA , US I will never trust anything reported in your paper ever since it ran 16 negative stories about Bernie Sanders within 16 hours back in March 2016. One of the reasons we have Trump now.
12564 12 months ago Anonymous US
12563 12 months ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV , US
12562 12 months ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV , US
12561 12 months ago Brian Sharrer Gotha, FL , US
12560 12 months ago Brian Sharrer Gotha, FL , US
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