Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 30, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 3 2012 7:00 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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Gabriela Insuratelu

In a Feb. 2 "War Stories" column, Fred Kaplan originally used the word "stalemate" in quotation marks, but in fact the NIE report he refers to does not actually contain the word, which was a paraphrase of another news story.

In a Feb. 2 “Brow Beat” post, Bill Wyman originally misstated the decade in which a short film was made. It was the 1940s, not the 1960s.

In a Feb. 2 "Slatest" post on the second annual Singles in American survey, Rachael Levy misstated that sex and relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman is associated with the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. She is not.


In the Feb. 1 "Big Idea," Jake Weisberg originally said only 51 percent of Romney voters were satisfied with Romney. This was a misreading of the poll results. In fact, 95 percent of Romney voters said they would be satisfied with him as the nominee, and Romney won 51 percent of the Republican voters satisfied with the current field.

In a Feb. 1 “Brow Beat” post, Heather Murphy misspelled Lilly McElroy's first name.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 1 “Future Tense” blog post misstated the number of points a technology that affects multiple missions in multiple mission areas would receive under the National Research Council’s assessment of NASA priorities. It is nine points, not three.

In the Jan. 31 “Medical Examiner,” Darshak Sanghavi referred to Congress’ 1997 Balanced Budget Act as the “Balanced Budget Amendment.”



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