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?



76-100 of 12688 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
12613 1 year ago ed kinane syracuse, NY , US
12612 1 year ago Anonymous Madison, WI , US
12611 1 year ago Howard Lanus Tempe, AZ , US
12610 1 year ago Anonymous London, NH , GB Stop with the base propaganda or risk becoming totally irrelevant beyond a small group of activists.
12609 1 year ago Steven Bauer Oxford, OH , US
12608 1 year ago Yanis Beneka Denver, ot , FR
12607 1 year ago Anonymous Beltsville, MD , US
12606 1 year 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 1 year ago Tom Gurule dallas, TX , US
12604 1 year ago Anonymous albquerque, NM , US
12603 1 year ago Brad Nelson Oxnard, CA , US
12602 1 year ago Mary Bissell Rio Rancho, NM , US
12601 1 year ago Jessica Munns Portland, OR , US
12600 1 year ago Matt Brzezinski SCS, MI , US
12599 1 year ago richard collins waltham, MA , US
12598 1 year ago Donna Jay Kitchener, ON , CA
12597 1 year ago Robert Noval Miami, FL , US
12596 1 year ago Kate Jamal Wilmington, DE , US
12595 1 year ago Michael Schornikow Melbourne, ot , AU
12594 1 year ago Jesse Brookstein Denver, CO , US
12593 1 year ago richard blake chelsea, MI , US
12592 1 year ago Mary Mathieu TX , US
12591 1 year 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 1 year ago Stavros Maltezos Chicago, IL , US
12589 1 year ago Leuise Crumble Chicago, IL , US
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