Newseum Pulls ‘Fake News’ Shirts From Shelf After Outrcry

Alisha McKinney - Author

Aug. 4 2018, Updated 2:42 p.m. ET

Donald Trump has called the news media “the enemy of the people,” in what has become a major story across various press outlets, both conservative and liberal. The statement comes alongside senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump’s disagreement with the president and his words against the media and press. Considering the buzz around this hot button topic, Poynter — a global leader in journalism — was in the process of clarifying whether or not the White House truly considers all news media “the enemy of the people,” cited the Washington Post. Their visit inside Newseum lead to an outright uproar among journalists toward the Washington, D.C., museum.

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Newseum is a widely popular Washington attraction. Its an interactive museum aimed at promoting free expression and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, while displaying the evolution of communication. The museum is seven levels and over 250,000 square-feet, where more than 815,000 visitors have waltzed through the doors since its grand opening in 2008.


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