The Newseum has removed the “You Are Very Fake News” t-shirts from the gift shop and online. We made a mistake and we apologize. Continue reading "Newseum Stops Selling ‘Fake News’ T-Shirts: ‘We Made a Mistake and We Apologize’"
The Newseum is no longer selling t-shirts that say “fake news” on them. A Poynter article yesterday revealed that shirts with the slogan “You Are Very Fake News,” a reference to one of President Donald Trump‘s favorite lines of attack against the media, are being sold at the Newseum. The irony of this particular institution selling merch with a media-denigrating message was not lost on a lot of people, and initially the Newseum had responded by saying, “As a nonpartisan organization, people with differing viewpoints feel comfortable visiting the Newseum, and one of our greatest strengths is that we’re champions not only of a free press but also of free speech.” Now they have announced they’re pulling that particular item. Per a press release: