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?



151-175 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12534 12 months ago Linda Karow Santa osa, CA , US
12533 12 months ago Randy Childers Merriam, KS , US
12532 12 months ago Jarrett Holst Victoria, BC , CA
12531 12 months ago Leah Hunter Indianapolis, IN , US
12530 12 months ago STACIE CHARLEBOIS SEBASTOPOL, CA , US
12529 12 months ago Margaret Rogers Redwood City, CA , US
12528 12 months ago Richard Van Aken Holland, PA , US We're still awaiting definitive proof as to the allegations.
12527 12 months ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
12526 12 months ago Anonymous New York, QC , CF
12525 12 months ago Ian S Levine Port St Lucie, FL , US No smear
12524 12 months ago Richard Weil DENVER, CO , US This kind of smearing is reporting - it is spreading rumors and that isn't appropriate. Get proof and then publish.
12523 12 months ago Anonymous tampa, FL , US
12522 12 months ago David Marcuse Takoma Park , MD , US
12521 12 months ago Querido Galdo The Villages, FL , US
12520 12 months ago STACIE CHARLEBOIS SEBASTOPOL, CA , US
12519 12 months ago Isabel Travesset Barcelona, ot , ES
12518 12 months ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
12517 12 months ago Raechel Chabot-Weingart Storrs Mansfield, CT , US
12516 12 months ago Kari Hirvi Pirkkala, ot , FI
12515 12 months ago Kristo C Stuart, FL , US
12514 12 months ago Hans Potters Oegstgeest, ot , NL
12513 12 months ago Jane Bloomer White Plains, NY , US
12512 12 months ago True Patriot Liberal trash
12511 12 months ago David Hankins Vancouver, WA , US
12510 12 months ago Anonymous Stranraer, ot , GB
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