National Archives admits censoring Trump criticism from photo of Womens' March

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/20/national-archives-admits-censo.html

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You had one job. One. Job.

We made a mistake.

Ok, so you don’t want to apologise. At least tell us the steps you’re taking to make sure the mistake isn’t repeated.

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There is further elaboration though. The “We made a mistake” tweet is the first post in a larger thread.



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Thank you, I didn’t see those tweets threaded for some reason.

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Twitter is The Bad Place.

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I’m sure that it has nothing to do with Twitter being a garbage format for communicating anything of substance.

Our future politicians will be the ones who come up with short, memorable quips that rile people up.

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I’m also interested in what steps transpired to make them censor the photo in the first place. Did they receive pressure from The Orange Menace?

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The argument is that the image is part of promotional material and not an exhibit. The policy that they are reconsidering states that advertising shouldn’t contain political messages.

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I don’t get how the National Archive can not see that censoring anti-trump posters is itself a political message. How can they be that oblivious?

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oblivious
subservient
obsequious
derelict
craven

Uh huh.

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I’m a librarian, not even an archivist, and whoever did this should be tarred, feathered and have their name(s) forever expunged from the honorable roll of Librarians and Archivists for this travesty.

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They should have the original tattooed on their forehead

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Reminds me of the “Everything is A-OK!” march of 1963.

march-on-washington

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FYP :pensive:

Perhaps someone in NA management thought that Trump would have one of his stooges “reach out” and promise to make things… difficult.

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Ms. Streisand would like a word …

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Oh, that’s probably because Twitter sucks.

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Ha! Ha. Eh… well, fuck.

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