Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 31, 2011

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 4 2011 7:14 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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Photo by Gabriela Insuratelu.

In the Nov. 1 "Explainer," Brian Palmer stated that a Southwest airlines accident occurred in 2007. The accident occurred in 2005.

In the Nov. 1 “Jurisprudence,” Richard Ford wrote that New Jersey had amended its civil rights laws to allow ladies’ nights. It has not.


In the Oct. 31 “Moneybox,” Will Oremus originally misstated the defense budgets for 2012 and 2013 as $684 million and $686 million, respectively, rather than $684 billion and $686 billion.

In an Oct. 28 ”Brow Beat” post, Bill Wyman wrote that Jim Rash's name first appeared in Community's opening credits in Season 3, Episode 5. Rash's name has appeared in the opening credits throughout Season 3.

In the Oct. 27 "Roiphe," Katie Roiphe implied that Gawker wrote the article "Katie Roiphe's Big Cock Block." Gawker reprinted the article from the Rumpus.



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Smash and Grab

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  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 21 2014 12:40 PM Asamkirche: The Rococo Church Where Death Hides in Plain Sight
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller's Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Doctor, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.