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Group.png The Washington Post  
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The 2016 story which promoted Propornot's list of "Russian Propaganda" sites.
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Formation1877
FounderStilson Hutchins
Headquarters1150 15th Street, Washington DC, United States
TypeDaily newspaper
Interest ofEye On The Post
Sponsored byGoogle News Initiative
Guardian of the official narrative.

The Washington Post is a US newspaper.

“The Washington Post is among the most powerful, influential, and widely-read media outlets in the United States. Its position as the dominant newspaper in the nation’s capital reinforces its place as a thought-leading, agenda-setting publication. Whatever appears in the Post will likely be in the rest of the nation’s media, so authoritative is its reputation.
There are no more important pages than its editorial section, where its board comes together to lay out the collective wisdom of its most senior journalists and editors. Through its editorial page, the senior staff lay out the newspaper’s line to others and broadcast what they see as the correct position on the most pressing issues of the day. Hence, editorials are essentially instructions to their well-heeled and influential readers in D.C. and around the country on what to think about any given subject.”

Alan Macleod (June 18th, 2021)  [1]

Official Narrative

Together with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, the Washington Post has a long established position as a guardian of the official narrative.

Deep state control

The Washington Post's choice of what to report and how illustrate their subservience to the US Deep state. When Bertha Champagne, a long time nanny for the Bush family, was killed in circumstances that are still unclear, it took the Washington Post almost a week to report the story.[2]

Watergate coup

Full article: Watergate coup

The US Deep state chose two Washington Post journalists (Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein) to carry out the corporate media side of the Watergate coup.

War Propaganda

The Washington Post carried an editorial by Stephen Hadley with the headline, “To stop Iran, Obama must enforce red lines with Assad.” Nowhere did it disclose that Hadley is a director with Raytheon, a weapons manufacturer that produces the Tomahawk cruise missiles the US almost certainly would have used had it intervened in Syria. Hadley earns an annual salary of $128,5000 from Raytheon and owns 11,477 shares of Raytheon stock. His holdings were worth $891,189 as of August 23."[3]

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote in 2009 that "These Persians lie like a rug."[4]

PropOrNot

Full article: PropOrNot
"Your Friendly Neighborhood Propaganda Identification Service"

In November 2016, the Washington Post carried an article by one 'Craig Timberg', highlighted the assertions of PropOrNot that 200 websites (including this website) were outlets of "Russian Propaganda".

VIPaeodphile

Also in November 2016, the Washington Post reported on a Norwegian VIPaedophile case, but withdrew their report in 2017.[5]

Elections

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On 19 February 2020 an op-ed by Julia Azari was headlined It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president, which had been retitled by the next day It’s time to switch to preference primaries.[6]

Policy

"On May 1, 2017, the Washington Post introduced a policy prohibiting its employees from criticizing its advertisers and business partners, and encouraging them to snitch on one another."[7]


 

A Quote by The Washington Post

PageQuoteDate
Joe Biden“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks were great friends, and I have a great relationship with Erdogan, [who] I just spent a lot of time with, [and] the Saudis, the Emirates, etcetera.
   What were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad, and essentially have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad – except that the people who were being supplied, [they] were al-Nusra, and al-Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis who were coming from other parts of the world.
   Now, you think I'm exaggerating? Take a look. Where did all of this go? So now that's happening, all of a sudden, everybody is awakened because this outfit called ISIL, which was al-Qaeda in Iraq, when they were essentially thrown out of Iraq, found open space and territory in [eastern] Syria, [and they] work with al-Nusra, who we declared a terrorist group early on. And we could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them.
So what happened? Now, all of a sudden – I don't want to be too facetious – but they have seen the lord. Now we have ... been able to put together a coalition of our Sunni neighbors, because America can't once again go into a Muslim nation and be the aggressor. It has to be led by Sunnis. To go and attack a Sunni organization. And so what do we have for the first time? President Erdoğan told me, he is an old friend, said you were right, we let too many people through, now we are trying to seal the border.”
2014

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Katharine Graham“We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I think democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.”Katharine Graham1988

 

Employees on Wikispooks

EmployeeJobAppointedEndDescription
Donald GrahamPublisher19792000
Philip GrahamPublisher19463 August 1963
Flora LewisJournalist19561966Her work landed her on the master list of Richard Nixon's political opponents
Souad MekhennetCorrespondent/ Staff writerMarch 2014
Rick NoackJournalistJuly 2014
Craig TimbergSenior Editor for Collaborative Investigations1998Paul Craig Roberts referred to Timberg as a CIA agent in a response to the "Fake News" campaign
Bob WoodwardJournalistA player in the Watergate coup.
Fareed ZakariaJournalist2010

 

EventDescription
Google News InitiativeGoogle and the deep state buying domination over corporate media and creating tools to censor independent voices.

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Pro-Kremlin trolls infiltrating comments on news sites for major influence operation, research saysArticle6 September 2021Deborah HaynesA study at Cardiff University shows that "Pro-Kremlin trolls" are influencing opinion in the West by infiltrating the comments sections of news websites. Dissent from the Official Narrative? Must be Russian disinformation.

 

Documents sourced from The Washington Post

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Did German bungling lead to Pan Am 103?ArticlePan Am Flight 103
Marwan Khreesat
BND
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command
Hafez Dalkamoni
Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution
Abu Elias
24 September 1989Gavin HewittThe blunders of "Operation Autumn Leaves" didn't end with the case of Marwan Khreesat. One of those arrested in the 26 October 1988 sweep was a Palestinian by the name of "Ramzi Diab" which was not his real name, it turned out. That name had been taken from an Israeli passport stolen in Spain. The German police suspect he may actually have transported the Lockerbie bomb.
Document:Limit CIA Role To IntelligenceletterCIA21 December 1963Harry S. TrumanA letter just after the assassination of JFK which was published once and then vanished down the memory hole.
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