If you really want to see the liberal mob howl, just go into a place they think that is their private ghetto and have a little fun.
One of those places is the Newseum in Washington, DC. It is a onanistic monument to the role the news media thinks it plays in American society that, ironically, has the same financial stability and popularity as the media itself. As far as I can tell, it is kept afloat by field trips of school kids in the DC suburbs.
Naturally, it times of crisis, decisions can smack of desperation.
— Poynter (@Poynter) August 3, 2018
That’s right, the Newseum, the monument to the institutional press, is selling Fake News t-shirts and MAGA hats. Reactions are sadly predictable:
I actually think I see tears on this guy’s tweets.
.@Newseum has a memorial to journalists killed while reporting. So why are they selling “fake news” shirts? It’s one thing to sell political paraphernalia … it’s another to promote a phrase authoritarian regimes around the world use to stop a free press https://t.co/j30qEyttmJ
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) August 3, 2018
.@Newseum, as a reporter, you just lost my business.
— Tara Copp (@TaraCopp) August 3, 2018
Knickers Status: twisted, wadded, and filled with broken glass.
And the award lack of self-awareness:
This t-shirt doesn’t belong anywhere. It particularly doesn’t belong at the @Newseum, a place that celebrates journalism and has the First Amendment etched in stone outside its building. https://t.co/7ecmjcGOyq pic.twitter.com/AhEgRVA7wE
— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 3, 2018
This sort of shows what we always knew. Free speech means the media have free speech and no one else does.
So *you're saying that a building that has the First Amendment etched in stone outside the building should not be selling T-Shirts with certain kinds of speech on them? https://t.co/sxLLQGVMdi
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 3, 2018
I am sorely tempted to buy a Fake News t-shirt…though not so tempted as to give the Newseum my money. But the entertainment value they are providing is truly epic and serves as a public service announcement to America about what the media is really a concerned with: power.
How about a Newseum shirt showing Zucker and Scarborough with their 2015 ratings while they were promoting Trump in the primaries? “Anything For a Buck!”
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 3, 2018