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.
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
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— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) September 18, 2018
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.
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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