Liberal Journalists Freak Out Over The Newseum’s Decision To Sell ‘Fake News’ Shirts

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Mike Brest Reporter
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The Newseum, a popular museum in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to a free and independent press, has received tremendous backlash after deciding to sell “Fake News” shirts on Friday.

The Newseum’s online store is selling shirts that say, “you are very fake news,” a shirt reading “Trump #45,” and “Make America Great Again” hats. Many journalists have expressed outrage over the merchandise.

Journalists on the left are calling for the Newseum to stop selling the shirts, deeming it insulting that a place dedicated to the First Amendment would sell things that would reference the president’s catchy line targeting the press.

“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,” a Newseum spokesperson said to The Hill.

A spokesperson told Poynter that MAGA hats are one of their most popular items.

While some leftist journalists freaked out, others made jokes at their expense.

On Saturday, Newseum announced it was pulling the “Fake News” merchandise following a backlash.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include Newseum’s statement.