The 'New York Times' Just Mistook Angela Bassett For Omarosa, And Twitter Is Screaming

The 'New York Times' Just Mistook Angela Bassett For Omarosa, And Twitter Is Screaming

They tried it.

Published September 18, 2018

Usually reputable source The New York Times made one of the biggest blunders in journalism when they wrongfully identified Angela Bassett as Omarosa Manigault-Newman in a recent caption in seen their print publication.

Early editions of the paper featured a photo of Tiffany Haddish and Bassett presenting Rachel Brosnahan with her award during Monday night's telecast of the 2018 Emmy Awards. 

The caption wrongly highlighted the legendary Black Panther actress as the notorious reality TV villain.

Upon seeing the major mistake, Buzzfeed reporter Julia Reinsten took to Twitter to share what she saw.

Take a look, below:

  1. Quickly responding to the error, The Times took to Twitter to apologize for the mistake, stressing that they "will issue a correction in tomorrow's paper."

  2. Unfortunately for them, their realization did not come quickly enough as Twitter latched on to the mistake, resulting it in spreading like wildfire.

    See how readers reacted to the frankly insulting blunder, below:

  3. Agence France-Presse, the wire service that was initially responsible for the wrong caption, has since fixed the error.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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