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?



226-250 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12459 1 year ago Deborah Swanson Fairview, NC , US
12458 1 year ago Jamie Townsend Raleigh, NC , US Retract!
12457 1 year ago Jamie Townsend Raleigh, NC , US This is simply wrong.
12456 1 year ago Jamie Townsend Raleigh, NC , US Same on you. You need to make it right.
12455 1 year ago Joshua Dudley Tulsa, OK , US
12454 1 year ago Tom Davies Cambridge, ot , GB
12453 1 year ago eliane Marcato Foix, ot , FX Stop censure, the black-listing alternatives médias .
12452 1 year ago Anonymous Vancouver, WA , US I was shocked at the poor reporting in the Russian TV story. It changes my attitude to one that the WP is not to be trusted anymore than the sites the article tried to smear.
Cut it out. It'...
12451 1 year ago sundriya grubb Seattle, WA , US
12450 1 year ago Jennifer Layton Columbia, MO , US
12449 1 year ago Carrie Burton williams lake, BC , CA
12448 1 year ago Scott Johnson Omaha, NE , US
12447 1 year ago denise kelsall auckland, ot , NZ
12446 1 year ago Priscilla Judd Lumby, BC , CA Is the Washington Post spreading "False News" ?? Seems like it to me.
12445 1 year ago Geri Levine Huntley, IL , US It still rings true!
HAVE YOU NO SENSE OF DECENCY???
What is your problem?
Smear tactics are unAmerican!
12444 1 year ago Dustin Smith ATASCADERO, CA , US
12443 1 year ago Sabrina d OAKLAND, CA , US
12442 1 year ago Timothy Coughlin Talent, OR , US
12441 1 year ago Jan Robbins STOCKTON, NJ , US
12440 1 year ago Anonymous Lusby, MD , US
12439 1 year ago Sarena Sheridan Reno, NV , US
12438 1 year ago Jacki Hunter Hollywood, CA , US
12437 1 year ago Frances Dunham Gulf Breeze, FL , US
12436 1 year ago Brad Snyder Maple Grove, MN , US
12435 1 year ago john girven wirral, GB
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