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?



176-200 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12509 1 year ago Elaine Fischer Roanoke, VA , US SHAME! What happened to FACT checking?
12508 1 year ago John Kraemer Chippewa Falls, WI , US
12507 1 year ago Chris Washington New York, NY , US
12506 1 year ago Anonymous NJ , US
12505 1 year ago Jennifer Chu Sterling, VA , US
12504 1 year ago Andrea Sather Minneapolis, MN , US Do *The Right Thing*!!!
12503 1 year ago Ruth Reed Long valley, NJ , US If your Paper does not have absolute proof that something is true-- Dont print it
12502 1 year ago Megan Asmar East Wareham, MA , US
12501 1 year ago Jeanne Ayaz Chicago, IL , US
12500 1 year ago Megan Asmar East Wareham, MA , US
12499 1 year ago Tamara Dreier Ofallon, IL , US
12498 1 year ago Timothy Ulrey Portland, OR , US
12497 1 year ago Honey Friedman New Orleans, LA , US
12496 1 year ago Michelle Emry Englewood, CO , US
12495 1 year ago allan grote Margate, ot , GB
12494 1 year ago James Phelps Winnetka, CA , US
12493 1 year ago amy dingman Albuquerque, NM , US
12492 1 year ago Susan Ruskin Mill Valley, CA , US
12491 1 year ago Beverley Golden Thornhill, ON , CA
12490 1 year ago John Meany Chicago, IL , US
12489 1 year ago Dalia Dalili Charleston, SC , US
12488 1 year ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
12487 1 year ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
12486 1 year ago * Zentura Casper, WY , US
12485 1 year ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA , US
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