Hillary Clinton scolded New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Saturday after the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist wrote “it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket.”
Running alongside Dowd’s Saturday op-ed in the NY Times — with a subhead of “Has America grown since 1984, or will the knives still be out for Biden’s running mate?” — was a photo of the 1984 nominee of the Democratic Party and his running mate, New York congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro.
The original story (and the tweet that went out with it) read, “It’s hard to fathom, but it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket. To use Geraldine Ferraro’s favorite expression, ‘Gimme a break!’”
Fired-up readers were quick to point out that inaccuracy, citing the Clinton-Kaine ticket four years ago. The Times swiftly made the fix and issued a new tweet.
“Correction: An earlier version of this column incorrectly said it had been 36 years since a man and a woman ran on a Democratic Party ticket. It has been that long since a man chose a woman to run as V.P. on the Democratic ticket. We’ve deleted a tweet that repeated the error.”
Dowd’s piece was subsequently edited to say: “It’s hard to fathom, but it took another 36 years for a man to choose to put a woman on the Democratic ticket with him.”
She has yet to comment on her faux pas.