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Lefties fired up over protesters storming the US Capitol Building mistakenly believed one caught-on-camera rioter was named “Via Getty” — because of a photo credit for the media firm Getty Images.
Politico reporter Ryan Lizza had posted a photo on Twitter with the message “Via Getty, one of the rioters steals a podium from the Capitol.”
But online critics embarrassingly assumed “Via Getty” was the guy’s name — instead of attribution for the world’s largest visual media companies.
“I want Via Getty and everyone else who participated at this domestic terrorism at the capital today arrested,” @pattinson360 raged in a since-deleted Tweet.
“BOOM! We got one of these MAGA Chuds,” another user cheered — as a third queried, “What kind of name is Via Getty?”
The interaction was captured in a screengrab by @DJcalligraphy, who later tweeted the flub had cracked her up.
“This has to be the funniest/most embarrassing thing I’ve seen in a long time! These leftists saw a watermark with the words ‘via Getty’ on photos from Getty Images, and they seriously thought it was the guy’s name!” she wrote.
Lizza eventually clarified: “To be clear, ‘via Getty’ is not a person. It just means that this photo comes via Getty Images.”
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