Unintentionally Anonymous Sources

Marin Cogan admits that she has a hard time telling politicians apart:

It’s possible that I’m the world’s worst congressional reporter. But it’s not just me. Nearly every reporter I got to know in my two years covering the Capitol has some cringe-worthy story of confusing the identity of a member of Congress. It’s easy to understand why it happens. Every couple of years, our schizophrenic electorate reshuffles the deck, casting out some of the middle to older aged white men who still overwhelmingly dominate the ranks of our Congress for a new class of middle to older aged white men (with some notable exceptions).