The New York Times went to print with an embarrassing mistake in Tuesday’s early edition inside their Emmy Awards coverage in which they captioned a photo of Angela Bassett for Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The photo, which appeared in the Arts section in an overview of Monday night’s Emmys, pictured ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ star Rachel Brosnahan accepting her prize for best actress in a comedy from presenters Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett.
The caption read: ‘Clockwise from top, Rachel Brosnahan, left, accepting the Emmy for outstanding lead in a comedy series for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ from Tiffany Haddish, center, and Omarosa Manigault Newman.
There was no indication that Omarosa, a former Trump White House staffer and reality star, was at the Emmys.
Pictured: Rachel Brosnahan (L) accepts her award from Tiffany Haddish (C) and Angela Bassett (R) onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday
Several photos were captioned, however it was the Arts section, page C2’s main image that erroneously labeled Angela Bassett as Omarosa Manigault Newman
While the caption error was first made by Getty, the photo provider for the image, it was a mistake that should have been spotted and corrected by the Times’ eagle-eyed editorial staff.
The venerable outlet tweeted an apology for the gaffe, writing: ‘We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow’s paper.’
Getty has since updated their photo captions and included the following note in its metadata: ‘The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Robyn BECK has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Angela Bassett] instead of [Omarosa Manigault Newman]. […] We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.’
Not Angela Bassett: Omarosa, a former White House aide for President Trump and former reality star, did not appear to have attended the Emmys
Several of the images that included Bassett where captioned in Getty’s services as Omarosa.
Omarosa has yet to comment on the mistake, however Bassett shared a gif from the TV show Sandal of character Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.
In the gif, Pope’s character, who is a fixer for political scandals around the White House, says ‘Its handled’ as she struts towards the camera in an apparent reference for the Times’ apology and impending correction.
The New York Times has been covering Omarosa extensively through the past month as the former aide to President Trump has been on a book tour for her White House tell-all ‘Unhinged.’
The explosive tome, which Omarosa has in part backed-up with several recordings she secretly made during her time with the administration, also spent several weeks atop bestseller lists like Amazon’s and the paper’s own New York Times Best Seller List.
Full page from The New York Times’ early print edition on Tuesday: