Glenn Greenwald: Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady GroupQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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.@Wapo promotes a McCarthyite blacklist from a new and very shady group https://t.co/11Ke7Mrkn1 by @BenjaminNorton @ggreenwald #mediawatch at https://t.co/11Ke7Mrkn1— CheriRenee (@Cheri_Renee) November 26, 2016
WaPo promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article headlined “Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News’ During Eection, Experts Say” – cites a report by a new, anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot,” which claims millions of Americans have been deceived in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.”
The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks & the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig , as well as libertarian venues such as Antiwar.com and the Ron Paul Institute.
The article is rife with obviously reckless & unproven allegations, & fundamentally shaped by shoddy, slothful journalistic tactics.