Tell the Washington Post to stop citing hate groups
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It would be unthinkable for journalists to cite the KKK as a legitimate source in articles about race. It would be unimaginable to cite Nazi leaders in articles about issues impacting the Jewish community.
It should be no different for anti-immigrant hate groups, whose founder is a white nationalist – yet the Washington Post has cited anti-immigrant hate groups 50 times in the first six months of 2018 alone.
Sign our petition to demand that the Washington Post stop legitimizing hate groups by citing them in their reporting.
Hate groups are on the rise and our country is in the throes of an increasingly emboldened anti-immigrant government. The media, in offering these groups a platform to use their language and perpetuate false narratives of fear and xenophobia, is legitimizing the insidious reasoning used to separate families, spread fear within immigrant communities, and racially profile American citizens.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and Numbers USA are all known anti-immigrant hate groups. Ethical and fair journalists should not reference these organizations or allow them to publish opinion pieces in their publications.
We are asking journalists to stop quoting known hate groups; hate is not a balanced opinion.
Tell the Washington Post to stop citing anti-immigrant hate groups.
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