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 12688 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12563 2.2 years ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV , US
12562 2.2 years ago Charlene Boydston Pahrump, NV , US
12561 2.2 years ago Brian Sharrer Gotha, FL , US
12560 2.2 years ago Brian Sharrer Gotha, FL , US
12559 2.2 years ago Brianna Onken HOLLAND, MI , US
12558 2.2 years ago Matt Peters Tucson, AZ , US
12557 2.2 years 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 2.2 years 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 2.2 years ago Barbara Mullin Lewes, DE , US Washington Post wouldn't know journalism if it bit them in the ass.
12554 2.2 years ago Dianne Fowler Port Huron, MI , US
12553 2.2 years ago Andrea Lewis Hamilton , NJ , US
12552 2.2 years ago John Meany Chicago, IL , US
12551 2.2 years ago Jerise Fogel New York , NY , US
12550 2.2 years ago Hermann Hagena
12549 2.2 years ago Anonymous b c, OR , AU OWNED BY THE BIASED ELITE. ONE SIDED. IRRELEVANT. LIARS. YOU ARE GONE.
12548 2.2 years ago Timothy Lippert Lutz, FL , US
12547 2.2 years ago Anonymous Menomonee Falls, WI , US
12546 2.2 years 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 2.2 years ago Mariah Shepherd Evansville, IN , US
12544 2.2 years ago Jack Shuck Walnut Creek, CA , US
12543 2.2 years ago Joy Morgen Madison, WI , US
12542 2.2 years ago Jackie Critser Wilsonville, OR , US
12541 2.2 years ago EUGENE BURLES Brantford, ON , CA
12540 2.2 years ago Anonymous Albany, CA , US
12539 2.2 years ago Jean Vischulis Effingham, IL , US
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