The Hill came in for some mockery on Monday for a piece about former National Security adviser Susan Rice, which — briefly — used an image of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The post was swiftly corrected with the right image, but not before eagle-eyed Twitter users could record it for posterity.
— Peter Jukes (@peterjukes) October 7, 2018
The piece, by Emily Birnbaum, was an otherwise ordinary post documenting how Rice had been “moved” by enthusiasm about a possible Senate run in Maine. The prospect took on renewed life last week after the Republican incumbent Susan Collins cast a pivotal vote in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
“We mistakenly posted an incorrect photograph and had it taken down quickly,” a rep for The Hill told TheWrap in a terse statement. Comment was also provided from Twitter users who used the snafu to liven up a slow news day.
All Black People Look The Same. https://t.co/AbGvlZ0QwK
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 8, 2018
Wrong Rice. https://t.co/LA6UN26XAQ
— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 8, 2018
my goodness. https://t.co/2lIDsxE2yC
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 8, 2018
Confusing black people, part 9,243 https://t.co/7uYFhpVasj
— Dartunorro D. Clark (@DartDClark) October 8, 2018
Oh dear. Well, at least it wasn’t a photo of Patti LaBelle. https://t.co/p2abq2Jcd0
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 8, 2018
— Robbin Simmons (@RobbinSimmons7) October 7, 2018
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) October 8, 2018