‘We made a mistake and we apologize.’

August 4, 2018
Category: Fact-Checking

In a release posted to its site Saturday, the Newseum announced that it would no longer sell "You Are Very Fake News" shirts. 

"We made a mistake and we apologize," the release states. "A free press is an essential part of our democracy and journalists are not the enemy of the people."

The Newseum, a non-profit, interactive museum in the heart of Washington, D.C., came under fire Friday after Poynter.org published a story in which it noted that the Newseum was selling "You Are Very Fake News" T-shirts in its web store. 

Journalists were not pleased.

The museum's release, however, stated that it would continue to carry other Trump-related items. 

"As an organization that celebrates the rights of people from all political spectrums to express themselves freely, we’ve historically made all types of political merchandise available for our guests to purchase," it stated. 

You can read the original Poynter.org story here