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May 31, 2021

As "Journalists" Cry That Their Monument To Their Own Vanity -- the Newseum -- Shuts Down, Commenters Patiently Explain Why Their Temple Must Be Destroyed

The "Newseum" was a museum created upon the premise that the news media weren't boastful enough of their accomplishments, that reporters weren't egotistical enough about their importance, so a museum immortalizing their Courage and Virtue in Pantheon-esque marble had to be raised.

"Heartbreaking," this soy simp says, as the building is torn down.

Cry moar, bitches.


Some good comments.

@GenghisKhet

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!"

Aldous Huxley's Ghost™
@AF632

Oh look! A metaphor for what's happened to actual journalism over the past few decades.


@OldTom_Morris

Quite ironic, really. The only place one might find actual journalism today, is in a museum.

@TejasGator

Imagine building an ivory tower to yourselves and charging an arm-and-a-leg for entrance while you can visit exhibits worth seeing at the Smithsonian museums for free. It's really a microcosm for journalism in general while its status seriously degraded over the last few years.



@BobarianLMD

Are they putting up a coding museum?

Scythe of Lyfe
@Scythe_of_lyfe

They are building a coding museum powered by solar panels.

This sad turnip says he's sad to see it go:

@knoxross

Loved that place. Had a great exhibit on hurricane Katrina. A real shame to see it go.

Dr. Non-Birthing Cis-gendxr Latinx adjacent MSE PE
@TonesHyus

Was the exhibit just Biden constantly voting for the Iraq war over and over and over?


a government shill
@BidensDad

They should replace it with a monument to the stunning and brave journalists who stood up against Trump! Who risked their lives to give us nothing but the facts!! Heroes, all of them Smiling face with tear


ArmaliteAR-180B Flag of Vatican City
@ArSpade


Is there a longer video? I need more than 13 seconds to Toobin to this.


Dennis Ultor
@DennisUltor

Eh well, it'll save the IDF a missile!


Gee, I wonder why people hold the press in such low esteem? I mean, they're such serious, hard-working people, who ask very probing questions even of the politicians they vote for!



I'm sure some of you are also crying about the death of the "Newseum."

Please tell me about your memories of this temple to journalistic vanity, and how many cats you'll adopt to console yourselves.

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