Washington Post: Readers Deserve Full Disclosure in Coverage of CIA

The Washington Post should be honest with readers about a big conflict of interest: The newspaper's new owner Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon -- which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA.

The Post often does reporting on CIA activities. The coverage should include full disclosure that the owner of the Washington Post is also the main owner of Amazon -- and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA.
Background:
 Bloomberg News: Amazon Wins Ruling for $600 Million CIA Cloud Contract
Information Week: Amazon Wins Best Cloud in CIA Bake-Off
Washington Post: What Jeff Bezos Has to Say About Amazon’s CIA Contracts
InformationWeek: Amazon Again Beats IBM for CIA Cloud Contract
FAIR: Amazon, WikiLeaks, the Washington Post and the CIA


RootsAction co-founder Norman Solomon delivering the first batch of petitions -- signed by 30,000 people -- at the Washington Post headquarters in January 2014:

Tell the Washington Post that readers of its articles on the CIA have a right to know that the Post’s owner is in business with the CIA.

Please sign this petition to the Washington Post:



126-150 of 36247 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add your ...
36122 7 months ago R Evard Mahopac, NY
36121 7 months ago Steven McKenrick Brooklyn Park, MN
36120 7 months ago Anonymous Wyoming, MI
36119 7 months ago Terri Marino Bridgeport, CT
36118 7 months ago Betty Gleason San Leandro, CA
36117 7 months ago Reymundo Joven IN Full and repeated disclosure. Also a statement that clarifies that WP employees are obligated to report the truth about the CIA even if it's negative.
36116 7 months ago Allen Kaatz ELLENSBURG, WA
36115 7 months ago Bryan Clark Somerville, MA
36114 7 months ago Anonymous Frankfort, IN
36113 7 months ago Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN
36112 7 months ago Dan Yazbek Brighton, MA
36111 7 months ago Kathleen Bushman Gladstone, OR
36110 7 months ago Mark Pearsall Denver, CO
36109 7 months ago Sherry Lassiter Kelso, WA
36108 7 months ago scott cagle SUGAR HILL, GA
36107 7 months ago Kevin Lane LEXINGTON, MA
36106 7 months ago WILLIAM MAUNEY Asheville, NC
36105 7 months ago Nancy Volle Missoula, MT When you are ready to be journalists you will note your connection to the CIA whenever you write about them.
36104 7 months ago Trudy Underwood Conyers , GA
36103 7 months ago Jesse McCormick Jr Baldwinsville, NY Contracts like this should be approved by the Senate & the House before moving forward. There should be rules in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the first place.
36102 7 months ago Samantha Meyers San Francisco, CA
36101 7 months ago bart caruso Somerville, MA
36100 7 months ago Kim Holleman BROOKLYN, NY DUH.
36099 8 months ago Caron Allen Taira St. Louis, MO
36098 8 months ago Diane Powell Woodstock, GA There should be disclosure of this information.
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from Roots Action. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.