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?



201-225 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12484 1 year ago Nicholas Tillemans MN , US
12483 1 year ago Tom Sloan Tupper Lake, NY , US
12482 1 year ago Janet Petermann Austin, TX , US
12481 1 year ago Anonymous Cardiff, GB
12480 1 year ago Lily Maisky Brussels, ot , BE
12479 1 year ago sundriya grubb Seattle, WA , US Truly shameful, Mr. Baron. You are an embarrassment to journalistic integrity. Perhaps another regime would better suit your ideals. Russia or North Korea, maybe? No doubt you'd fit right in.
12478 1 year ago Ian S Levine Port St Lucie, FL , US
12477 1 year ago Leigh Clark Granada Hills, CA , US
12476 1 year ago Jared Widman Port Orchard, WA , US
12475 1 year ago Charles L. Krugman Fresno, CA , US
12474 1 year ago David Weiler Apalachicola, FL , US The news reported by our main stream media sucks and is nothing more than part of the propaganda machine.
12473 1 year ago Deborah Hardy Drain, OR , US Stop. If you can't be ashamed of yourselves,then be aware of your selves. You are not the strongest men,or the richest men,or the smartest men. You are your selves,the scribes of our country. Be you...
12472 1 year ago Anonymous TERRE HAUTE, WI , US
12471 1 year ago kota inoue moscow, ID , US
12470 1 year ago Lindsay Conklin Howell, MI , US
12469 1 year ago Diane Tweten Portland, OR , US
12468 1 year ago Hossein Khosrowsalafi Corpus Christi, TX , US
12467 1 year ago Anonymous San Clemente, CA , US
12466 1 year ago Sierra Sanchez Kirkland, WA , US
12465 1 year ago Nicola Wearmouth Brussels, ot , BE
12464 1 year ago Vladimir Gagachev Mississauga, ON , CA
12463 1 year ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY , US
12462 1 year ago Anonymous CA , US Hello Mr Baron, I understand that WaPo owner Jeff Bezos has a lot at stake in the internet security business as well as massive tax concerns and labor issues that are directly associated to Amazon. ...
12461 1 year ago Allison Schmitt Northfield, MN , US
12460 1 year ago Emerson Tjart Lansdowne, PA , US
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