Classic Mitt Romney Photo Results in Apology From AP

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A photo of a little girl gasping at Mitt Romney is making the rounds online and has resulted in an apology for the AP for not using its caption to put it in context.

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The AP's original caption said that he was posing for pictures with schoolchildren, which was true, but the wire service later updated its caption with more detail.

The Virginia girl was reacting to Romney's decision to kneel down and pose for a picture with her and her classmates, having just learned he was doing so.

On Wednesday, AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll issued a statement:

"The original caption on the photo of Gov. Romney taken Monday at a Virginia school was literally correct - it said the governor was posing for photos with schoolchildren."

"But it was too generic and missed the boat by not explaining exactly what was happening."

"The student with the surprised expression had just realized that the governor was going to crouch down in front of her for the group photo."

Unflattering photos do happen (see 2009 classic below), but they also don't get published by accident, and the AP is deservedly taking heat for the Romney debacle.

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One shows what looks like Romney taking a loaf the other one shows Obama as one of the guys, big difference.