(Editor's Note: On Sunday, The Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander responded to the call for his paper to sever all ties to austerity activist and Social Security/Medicare opponent Pete Peterson, and end its relationship with The Fiscal Times. While he conceded The Fiscal Times' initial work lacked balance, he did not call for The Washington Post to stop publishing news content written by ideological advocates. Below is an email Roger Hickey sent to our supporters today, announcing a new tool so you can help step up the pressure on The Post.)
We're in the midst of a colossal battle: do we want recovery or austerity? Do we boldly invest in America's people and infrastructure to ensure a robust economic recovery, or do we severely cut back and gut Social Security and Medicare to end budget deficits at all costs?
It's fine for citizens and politicians to take sides. It's not fine for the media to take sides. But that's exactly what The Washington Post has done, publishing "news" articles written by The Fiscal Times: an organization funded by billionaire austerity activist Pete Peterson.
Click here now to tell the Post ombudsman to sever all ties to austerity activist Pete Peterson and The Fiscal Times.
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