Tell the Washington Post: “Smearing is not reporting.”

Please sign this petition:

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?



76-100 of 12684 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12609 12 months ago Steven Bauer Oxford, OH , US
12608 12 months ago Yanis Benekaa Denver, ot , FR
12607 12 months ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD , US
12606 12 months ago Tom Hall Dublin, ot , IE This smear ranks with the shameful lies peddled by the Post in order to convince the public to support the illegal invasion of Iraq. If the Post is recover its reputation, it must repudiate this c...
12605 12 months ago Tom Gurule Dallas, TX , US
12604 12 months ago Anonymous Troy, NM , US
12603 12 months ago Brad Nelson Oxnard, CA , US
12602 12 months ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
12601 12 months ago Jessica Munns Portland, OR , US
12600 12 months ago Matt Brzezinski SCS, MI , US
12599 12 months ago richard collins waltham, MA , US
12598 12 months ago Donna Jay Kitchener, ON , CA
12597 12 months ago Robert Noval Miami, FL , US
12596 12 months ago Kate Jamal Wilmington, DE , US
12595 12 months ago Michael Schornikow Melbourne, ot , AU
12594 12 months ago Jesse Brookstein Denver, CO , US
12593 12 months ago richard blake chelsea, MI , US
12592 12 months ago Mary Mathieu TX , US
12591 12 months ago Anonymous TX , US I am an owner of JackpineRadicals.com which was on that list. We're a message board not a news site. And we are not Russian propagandist nor are we idiots being used by them.
We're a liberal pro...
12590 12 months ago Stavros Maltezos Chicago, IL , US
12589 12 months ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL , US
12588 12 months ago Carol Spooner Santa Rosa, CA , US This was a disgraceful piece. I have lost all respect and I will no longer share articles from the Washington Post.
12587 12 months ago Kay Swanson Lakewood, CO , US
12586 12 months ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
12585 12 months ago David Bauer Santa Rosa, CA , US
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