After it was discovered that the Newseum was selling “Fake News” t-shirts at the museum gift shop and its online store, many “journalists” — and I use the term in quotes because many are nothing more than activists shilling for the Democratic Party — were enormously offended:
Financially struggling Newseum sells MAGA hats and 'Fake News' t-shirts – drawing ire of journalists https://t.co/os1n0JKAlK
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 4, 2018
Many “journalists” then unwittingly went about setting a new record for irony:
The Newseum in Washington DC, a monument to journalism and the First Amendment, has removed from its gift shop shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Fake News,” saying stocking the items was a “mistake.”
The museum pulled the shirts and issued an apology on Saturday — a day after criticism erupted from both the public and journalists for selling a shirt with a catchphrase used by President Donald Trump to disparage the media. Trump repeatedly calls journalists “the enemy of the people.”
“We made a mistake and we apologize. A free press is an essential part of our democracy and journalists are not the enemy of the people,” the statement read.
The mainstream media can now celebrate their victory for the First Amendment! They support the idea of “free speech,” but with clearly drawn boundaries that must not be crossed.
And it won’t end there. Here’s a journalism professor:
Except I *just* went to the store and the fake-news T shirt is there. So is the MAGA hat. So is the "Trump make America great again" pin. I expect them to get rid of all this. https://t.co/3ECGythyji
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) August 4, 2018
Over to you, mainstream media guardians of the First Amendment. Assemble the free speech police mob again!