But don't tell the Washington Post that one.
It has everything to do with competing free cultural hubs, according to them.
Or the Daily Caller, that notes their executives receive "six-figure" salaries.
The fund-raising efforts have fallen flat. That should be no surprise.
They are considering selling their posh building.
It has studio space. And newspapers. It has a wall of the dead, and memorabilia.
What it doesn't have is an anchor anymore. The industry collapsed -- but was already weakened when it first opened its doors a decade ago.
It also has an atrium, and as anybody knows, is the kiss of death for any institution.
I am joking about the last point, but when a tourist attraction hinges on a fading concept, it's fortunes will quickly tumble...