UK weekly newspaper the Haringey Independent mixed up Parliament member David Lammy with former Sierra Leone leader Julius Maada Bio, UK media site Hold the Front Page reported.
In a recent print report, the Independent published a picture of former Sierra Leone leader Bio wrongly labeled as a photo of David Lammy, a Parliament member, with a story titled “MP David Lammy considers taking Ed Milliband’s job as Labour Leader.”
The story also misspelled Miliband’s last name as Milliband.
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According to Hold the Front Page, the Independent swapped out the incorrect photo and has “updated to say that [Lammy] has now ruled himself out of the race.”
The newspaper’s editor, Tim Jones, admitted the error was “an embarassing cock up” because the reporter was “too trusting of a photographer’s caption.”