Slate's mistakes for the week of Jan. 23, 2012.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 27 2012 6:30 AM


Slate's mistakes.



In the Jan. 27 “Roiphe,” Katie Roiphe misprinted a line from John Updike’s poem “Needle Biopsy.”

In the Jan. 25, “Design,” Julia Felsenthal incorrectly referred to the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) as the National Bureau of Statistics.

In a Jan. 24 “Moneybox” blog post, Matthew Yglesias wrote that Apple’s $13.1 billion quarterly earnings were the most profitable of any company ever. Exxon Mobil reported higher earnings—$14.8 billion—in the third quarter of 2008.


In a Jan. 24 post about solar flares in "The Slatest," Abby Ohlheiser misstated what type of nuclear reactions power the sun. It is powered by nuclear fusion, not fission.

In a Jan. 22 post in "The Slatest," Daniel Politi mischaracterized the reason Joe Paterno was fired as Penn State football coach. Paterno reported the allegations of sexual abuse to university officials but did not go to the police, a decision that led to his ouster.

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