As we told you last night, many journalists were among those who were shocked and outraged that the Newseum, a place where the First Amendment and free expression are celebrated, was spotted selling “Fake News” t-shirts and other items The Resistance finds objectionable. The irony escaped them completely:
UH OH! Journos do NOT think a place that celebrates the First Amendment & free expression should be selling 'Fake News' t-shirts https://t.co/0VgekBrh3i
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 4, 2018
There were a great many reporters and others who were incensed by the Newseum selling those items, and today came the cave-in:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 4, 2018
UPDATE: The Newseum’s director of public relations says they have removed the “fake news” T-shirts from their merchandise.
“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.” pic.twitter.com/2wgeiCXV17
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) August 4, 2018
So we’re going with:
We’ve decided to rescind the freedom of expression through t-shirt artwork to protect the hurt feelings of the press. Yup, just as the 1st Amendment was intended.
— The Right Wing M 🇺🇸 (@TheRightWingM) August 4, 2018
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 4, 2018
We had to destroy free speech in order to save it. https://t.co/oxpOdeRjiP
— Jeff (@BewzNewznVewz) August 4, 2018
Free speech museum succumbs to speech police. https://t.co/2Hc4Rw5zka
— Brian Phillips (@RealBPhil) August 4, 2018
Congrats on your crusade to get a private company to stop selling a shirt because you didn't like it. https://t.co/K2GwETsnKq
— Double Bagging Groceries to own the Libs (@NotVeryCleverSo) August 4, 2018
At the time of this posting, the Newseum is still selling MAGA hats. But give the lefty outrage mob some extra time on that one.