New York Times journalist Maureen Dowd became the target of many eye-rolls on the internet this past Saturday, August 8, when her column claimed "it has been 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket."
After the article's publication, Dowd was reminded more than a couple times online that Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee only four years ago.
The New York Times later issued a revision to the story, writing:
"Correction: Aug. 8, 2020 An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated the history of the Democratic ticket."
"It has been 36 years since a man chose a woman to run as his vice-president on the Democratic ticket, not 36 years since a man and a woman ran together on a Democratic Party ticket."
Unfortunately, the Times' correction was too little too late for many online.
Many people were aghast that such an important female political figure had already been wiped from Dowd's memory.
Clinton herself even responded online, throwing some shade at Dowd.
Political Twitter suggest Clinton had been waiting for the right moment to bring this zinger out against the NYT columnist.
How could anyone forget about the 2016 election‽‽
Dowd's dislike of Hillary Clinton has been well documented in her many columns.
Perhaps the Times was playing 4D chess with this mistake?
It may have only been four years since the last time a woman ran on the Democratic ticket, but perhaps this year will be the first time one of them wins.