For Immediate Release: June 19, 2005
For More Info: Bob Fertik http://democrats.com/contact
Web page: http://democrats.com/milbank
Democrats.com Seeks Apology for Washington Post Attack
On June 19, Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank attacked Democrats.com by name for the third time in 10 days.
Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com, replied in detail to Milbank’s attack in his blog:
Fertik also sent a Letter to the Editor of the Post requesting an apology.
To the Editor:
Re: Memos, ‘Wing Nuts’ and ‘Hit Lists’ by Ombudsman Michael Getler, June 19
On behalf of more than 300,000 supporters of Democrats.com, I write to express my outrage over Dana Milbank’s libelous charge that our “followers have long been harassing this and other reporters and their families with hateful, obscene and sometimes anti-Semitic speech.”
Democrats.com strictly prohibits personal attacks and takes immediate action against anyone who violates this rule.
Mr. Milbank never documented any personal attacks from Democrats.com supporters, so I am appalled that you published the allegation as though it were factual, and did not ask me for a response to this despicable charge.
I therefore request an apology from the Washington Post.
p.s. I have published this letter, and all background correspondence, on my blog at:
This reminds me of a battle I had with Salon Magazine where one of their reporters, Jennifer Liberto, decided that I was the publisher of Media Whores Online and Bartcop was the writer. Salon refused to fix the story.