JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The conservative news outlet Breitbart is under fire after using a photo of the Cleveland Cavaliers championship parade for a story on a Donald Trump rally in Florida.
Political consultant Tatiana Wright posted a photo on Twitter of thousands packed into Mall B in downtown Cleveland on June 22, claiming it was the crowd for Trump’s event. Those familiar with our city will notice Cleveland City Hall in the background.
The picture was added to Brietbart’s story on Trump’s appearance at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday.
Several people on Twitter pointed out to Wright the image originated from a CNN story on Cleveland’s first title win in more than 50 years. Some of those users reported being blocked by Wright.
The site later took down the picture and included the following at the bottom of the story:
“UPDATE: A photograph that was incorrectly attributed on social media to the rally in Jacksonville has been removed.”