The New York Times made quite the mix-up in Tuesday’s print edition, mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa Manigault Newman in a caption on its coverage of Monday night’s Emmy Awards.
The flub was in a long caption in the Arts section for a collection of Emmy photos, where Omarosa was misidentified in an image featuring “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan accepting her prize for best actress in a comedy from presenters Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett.
In a statement, the Times said it regretted the error, which it blamed on a photo wire service, and promised to issue a correction in the Wednesday print edition.
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.https://t.co/fEezxxXo0M
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 18, 2018
It’s unclear what wire service the Times used, a rep for the company did not immediately respond to request from comment from TheWrap.
There is no evidence that Omarosa was even at the Emmys Monday night, though her name has been a frequent presence in the Times pages in recent weeks. Last month, her White House tell-all book “Unhinged” spent weeks atop bestseller metrics on Amazon and the New York Times and a series of secretly recorded audio calls she made dominated news cycles.