Miami Herald: Journalism is no place for gender bending!

The story: Pam Bondi finds spotlight outside Supreme Court (miamiherald.com 3-28-12)

The mistake: “Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi emerged as a leading spokesman for Republican efforts to overturn the health care law.”

“Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi stood out in Washington this week as the unofficial spokeswoman for the 26 states that challenged the health care law to the Supreme Court.”

The Copy Vigilante says: It’s important to properly identify peoples’ gender. Here Ms. Bondi is called both a “spokesman” (this one appeared in a sub-head under the main headline, no less) and “spokeswoman”. Her name is Pamela. And from the picture published with this story she’s clearly a woman. NOT a “spokesman”!