“Make America Great Again” hats are displayed, in the Trump Tower in New York City, Aug. 20, 2016.
The Newseum in Washington, DC, is an interactive museum celebrating the role and history of media in America.
So, what are the top-selling item in the Museum gift shop and through its online store? Red caps that say, “Make America Great Again”, and T-shirts that say, “you Are Very Fake News”.
But the popularity of the items that was in connection with President Trump, irritating many members of the media, Poynter.org according to the website for a media think tank.
Your “fake-news” t-shirts are not funny, @Newseum
You make a mockery of the Reporter, whose name it is inscribed on their walls, their lives for their vocation.
— Leigh Giangreco (@Leigh Giangreco) 3. August 2018
“Your” fake-news ” t-shirts are not funny, @Newseum(.) You make a mockery of the Reporter, whose name you inscribed on their walls, tweeted her life for her vocation,” reporter, Leigh Giangreco.
The mission of the Newseum, a non-profit company, is the “increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment”, according to its website.
For the sale of goods to the museum, Sonya Gavankar, Newseum spokeswoman, said Poynter, “the MAGA and the FBI has to sell two of our best products.”
The Newseum, says #MAGA hats are one of the best-selling goods https://t.co/zkwh6sa4qa
— Poynter (@Poynter) 3. August 2018
She added that the goods will be offered for sale, shows how the museum is trying to foster an environment that promotes freedom of expression.
“As a bipartisan organization, the people with different views feel comfortable visiting the Newseum,” she said, “and one of our greatest strengths is that we are masters not only of a free press, but also of free speech.”
But a member of the White House press corps, under the condition of anonymity, added against the Newseum sale of political goods, that “fake news” – the clothing was reported to be an “insult to the journalists,” Poynter.
“I go to the Newseum a lot and actually, these T saw-shirts before,” the reporter, Poynter said. “I remember commenting to my friend how inappropriate I thought to sell it, this is anti-press-material in a museum that celebrates our industry.
“‘Fake message” is a phrase that undercuts our profession and the hard-working journalists who practice the craft,” the reporter continued. “The sale of clothing, the blatantly anti-press continues to promote hatred of journalists.”
Another reporter Valerie Insinna, tweeted that the visit to the Museum.
“I’m not going to recommend it to visitors, and I’m not going to my family and friends again,” she wrote.
I’m not going to visit the @Newseum. I’m not going to recommend it to visitors, and I’m not going to my family and friends again and again.
— Valerie Insinna (@ValerieInsinna) 3. August 2018
Other Newseum visitors, the object of the trombone were in connection with the may consider only the purchase of a Republican or Democratic-coffee-Cup. The Newseum has the also.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.