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?



126-150 of 12684 signatures
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12559 12 months ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI , US
12558 12 months ago Matt Peters Tucson, AZ , US
12557 12 months ago Dianne Shatin Levittown, PA , US Knee jerk reaction and the descent to the Washington Post into crowning itself only as the 'purveyor of truth' reflects the greatest failure in freedom of the press since the 1950s mcCarthyism. Eve...
12556 12 months ago Anonymous Levittown, PA , US The Greatest Generation died so that we would live in peace and freedom. Would the hundreds of thousands of American service men and women who sacrificed there lives for us be in vain? Was not a M...
12555 12 months ago Barbara Mullin Lewes, DE , US Washington Post wouldn't know journalism if it bit them in the ass.
12554 12 months ago Dianne Fowler Port Huron, MI , US
12553 12 months ago Andrea Lewis hamilton, NJ , US
12552 12 months ago John Meany Chicago, IL , US
12551 12 months ago Jerise Fogel New York, NY , US
12550 12 months ago Hermann Hagena
12549 12 months ago Anonymous b c, OR , AU OWNED BY THE BIASED ELITE. ONE SIDED. IRRELEVANT. LIARS. YOU ARE GONE.
12548 12 months ago Timothy Lippert Tampa, FL , US
12547 12 months ago Anonymous WI , US
12546 12 months ago PHILIP NATHAN LEESBURG, VA , US As a 27-years-long Paying Home Delivery Subscriber to THE POST, I am both tremendously repulsed and aggrieved by the newspaper's ownership/executive
management/top-level editors' incredibly obse...
12545 12 months ago Mariah Shepherd Evansville, IN , US
12544 12 months ago Jack Shuck walnut creek, CA , US
12543 12 months ago Joy Morgen Madison, WI , US
12542 12 months ago Jackie Critser Wilsonville, OR , US
12541 12 months ago Eugene Burles Brantford, ON , CA
12540 12 months ago Anonymous Albany, CA , US
12539 12 months ago Jean Vischulis Effingham, IL , US
12538 12 months ago Juergen Hoffmann Hannover, ot , DE
12537 12 months ago Ross Hughes Granada Hills, CA , US
12536 12 months ago Jordan Egerton Felixstowe, ot , GB
12535 12 months ago Derek Blessum Ventura, CA , US
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