Tyler newspaper editor says photo caption of Trump protesters was unauthorized

Tyler Paper Error

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A caption which claimed “members of antifa dressed as supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall” of the US Capitol was published without management approval, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph editor.

The caption was published on Page 8A of Friday’s Tyler Morning Telegraph. The full caption stated “Members of antifa dressed as supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the (sic) U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington.”

The image is from Associated Press. Publications from around the nation had used the caption “Supporters of President Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.”

The paper released the following statement on Twitter:

“The Tyler Morning Telegraph is aware of an incorrect cutline on an Associated Press photo in our print edition on Jan. 8, 2021 on page A8 where we incorrectly identified protesters as members of Antifa. This was inserted by one person and does not represent the views or options (sic) of the Tyler Morning Telegraph. The error has been corrected in every place that we can correct it and we will run a correction in print.”

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