In one of the most interesting corrections DC Dicta has seen in quite some time, The New York Times today published a note acknowledging that a story in yesterday’s paper misspelled the name of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The item notes that the justice’s name is Ginsburg, not Ginsberg.
But the correction goes on to give a startling admission: this has happened before. Many times. But only today has it become news that’s fit to print.
“The Times has misspelled her name at least two dozen times since 1980; this is the first correction the paper has published,” the note states.
Better late than never!