The Newseum museum of news in Washington DC and is one of the most well-known museums in the historic city.
The museum is full of pro-First Amendment statements and proudly touts the importance of the freedom of speech.
With that being said, some of the gifts available in the Newseum’s gift shop are getting some attention.
The museum is selling Make America Great Again hats and shirts that say “You Are Very Fake News.”
President Donald Trump often uses “Fake News” to go after mainstream media for being critical of his presidency.
According to the Newseum, the goal is to encourage free speech. “We recognize why you’re asking the question,” said Sonya Gavankar. “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.”
As you could imagine, once word got out that MAGA hats and “Fake News” shirts are available at the Newseum, there was incredible outrage.
Should a museum dedicated to the history of news in America be selling shirts that promote “Fake News?” Or should they stick to educating their visitors on history and the first amendment?