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
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12559 1 year ago Brianna Onken Holland, MI , US
12558 1 year ago Matt Peters Tucson, AZ , US
12557 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago Barbara Mullin LEWES, DE , US Washington Post wouldn't know journalism if it bit them in the ass.
12554 1 year ago Dianne Fowler Port Huron, MI , US
12553 1 year ago Andrea Lewis hamilton, NJ , US
12552 1 year ago John Meany Chicago, IL , US
12551 1 year ago Jerise Fogel New York, NY , US
12550 1 year ago Hermann Hagena
12549 1 year ago Anonymous b c, OR , AU OWNED BY THE BIASED ELITE. ONE SIDED. IRRELEVANT. LIARS. YOU ARE GONE.
12548 1 year ago Timothy Lippert Lutz, FL , US
12547 1 year ago Anonymous WI , US
12546 1 year 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 1 year ago Mariah Shepherd Evansville, IN , US
12544 1 year ago Jack Shuck walnut creek, CA , US
12543 1 year ago Joy Morgen Madison, WI , US
12542 1 year ago Jackie Critser Wilsonville, OR , US
12541 1 year ago EUGENE BURLES Brantford, ON , CA
12540 1 year ago Anonymous Albany, CA , US
12539 1 year ago Jean Vischulis Effingham, IL , US
12538 1 year ago Juergen Hoffmann Hannover, ot , DE
12537 1 year ago Ross Hughes Granada Hills, CA , US
12536 1 year ago Jordan Egerton Felixstowe, ot , GB
12535 1 year ago Derek Blessum Ventura, CA , US
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