The name Carl Bernstein is drilled into the heads of journalism students in J-schools across the country. He's the Pulitzer Prize winner who uncovered the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward atThe Washington Post
. He is a journalism deity. He is also a man. Named Carl. Somehow, however, on SundayThe Miami Herald
accidentally misspelled his byline as Carol Bernstein. He did not recently decide to switch genders.
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Bernstein and Woodward reunited to write a retrospective on Watergate's 40th anniversary for The Post. The Herald re-ran this on Sunday. According to Romenesko, it carried this byline in print.
Then came this online correction:
Ha. Ha. Ha. We apologize to anyone who does not care about journalism things and/or irony.