‘New York Times’ Tweets ‘Regret’ for Accidentally Saying Angela Bassett was Omarosa During Emmy Coverage

During its coverage of the 2018 Emmy Awards, The New York Times mislabeled a photo of actress Angela Bassett thinking she was Omarosa Manigault Newman. But the paper was later forced to apologize for misidentifying the actress.

MSN noted that the paper made the “flub” in its Tuesday print edition:

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.

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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.

Amusingly, it doesn’t even appear that Omarosa was invited to or attended the award show.

But, at some point it might be a wonder that anyone noticed the error in the first place. According to all accounts, the 2018 Emmys was the most ignored broadcast in the award show’s 70-year history.

The early ratings for the 70th annual Emmy Awards are in, and according to The Wrap, the event’s TV ratings were lower than ever recorded.

Looks like people are sick and tired of Hollywood’s anti-American leftism:

Monday’s 70th Emmy Awards on NBC sunk 10 percent in early ratings from last year, settling for a new all-time low with a 7.4 household rating. That Emmys decline is not as bad as the ones for the Oscars and Grammys, which dropped 16 percent and 20 percent year over year, respectively.

Last night was NBC’s highest-rated Monday since late 2015. The network pretty much tripled the overnight rating of its closest competition, CBS, which posted a 2.5. NBC’s 7.4 topped the combined rating of the rest of the Big 4 broadcast nets combined by 23 percent.

So, not only did The New York Times pay such little attention to the particulars of the show that they couldn’t even get the participants labeled right, fewer Americans than ever bothered to even watch it.

Still, it’s amusing that to The New York Times, those statuesque black women all look the same.

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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