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 12688 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12538 2.1 years ago Juergen Hoffmann Hannover, ot , DE
12537 2.1 years ago Ross Hughes Granada Hills, CA , US
12536 2.1 years ago Jordan Egerton Felixstowe, ot , GB
12535 2.1 years ago Derek Blessum Ventura, CA , US
12534 2.1 years ago Linda Karow Santa osa, CA , US
12533 2.1 years ago Randy Childers Merriam, KS , US
12532 2.1 years ago Jarrett Holst Victoria, BC , CA
12531 2.1 years ago Leah Hunter Indianapolis, IN , US
12530 2.1 years ago STACIE CHARLEBOIS SEBASTOPOL, CA , US
12529 2.1 years ago Margaret Rogers Redwood City, CA , US
12528 2.1 years ago Richard Van Aken Churchville, PA , US We're still awaiting definitive proof as to the allegations.
12527 2.1 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot , NL
12526 2.1 years ago Anonymous New York, QC , CF
12525 2.1 years ago Ian Levine Port St. Lucie, FL , US No smear
12524 2.1 years 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 2.1 years ago Anonymous tampa, FL , US
12522 2.1 years ago David Marcuse Takoma Park , MD , US
12521 2.1 years ago Querido Galdo The Villages, FL , US
12520 2.1 years ago STACIE CHARLEBOIS SEBASTOPOL, CA , US
12519 2.1 years ago Isabel Travesset Barcelona, ot , ES
12518 2.1 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY , US
12517 2.1 years ago Raechel Chabot-Weingart Storrs Mansfield, CT , US
12516 2.1 years ago Kari Hirvi Pirkkala, ot , FI
12515 2.1 years ago Kristo Klove Stuart, FL , US
12514 2.1 years ago Hans Potters Oegstgeest, ot , NL
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