Slate's mistakes for the week of Jan. 2, 2012

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 2, 2012

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 2, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 6 2012 6:57 AM


Slate's mistakes.


Photograph by Gabriela Insuratelu.

In the Jan. 6 "Best Policy," Eliot Spitzer incorrectly referred to Mitt Romney as a two-term governor. He was a one-term governor.

In the Jan. 6. "Television," Troy Patterson originally incorrected referred to Brideshead Revisited as a Masterpiece hit. Brideshead was a Great Performances program.

In the Jan. 5 "Explainer," Brian Palmer incorrectly stated John Adams lost the 1802 election to Thomas Jefferson. It was the election of 1800.


A Jan. 4 "Intelligence Squared" contained a reference to the Gaza Strip that should have referred to the West Bank.

In the Jan. 4 “The Big Idea,” Jacob Weisberg misspelled Michele Bachmann’s first name.

In a Jan. 4 “Slatest,” Will Oremus misspelled Jon Huntsman’s first name.

In a Jan. 4 "Slatest," Abby Ohlheiser misspelled JC Penney.

In the Jan. 4 “Technology,” Farhad Manjoo incorrectly referred to Codecademy as Code Academy.

In a Jan. 3 “Sports Nut” NFL dialogue entry, Josh Levin originally misstated the year the NFL changed its divisional tiebreaker procedure. It was 2002, not 2008.

Because of an editing error, a Jan. 2 “Politics” misspelled the name of the Reising Sun Cafe in Polk City, Iowa.

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