Slate's Mistakes for the Week of March 12, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
March 16 2012 6:00 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a March 17 "Slatest" post, Josh Voorhees stated that Kony 2012 filmmaker Jason Russell was arrested after exhibiting erratic behavior in California. Russell was in fact detained and transported to a medical facility.

In a March 15 "Slatest" post on Apple's new iPad, Rachael Levy mistakenly cited a New York Times review of an earlier-generation model. The more recent Times review was also generally positive, but not as gushing as the older one.

In a March 15 "Technology," Annie Lowrey misidentified the firm that rebooted It is Envy Labs, not IndyLabs. 


In a March 14 “Crime,” Emily Bazelon referred to Dr. Norman Guthkelch as a pediatrician. He is a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Due to an editing error, a March 14 "Slatest" post misstated when the Obama campaign announced that David Axelrod would not be appearing as a guest on Bill Maher's HBO show in the near future. The spokesman made the statement on Tuesday evening, not Wednesday.

Because of a production error, a photo caption in the March 12 “Curtain Call” referred to Carrie as a Broadway show. It is playing off-Broadway.

In a March 12 “Future Tense” blog post, Caitlin Mac Neal incorrectly described Roundup as a pesticide. It is an herbicide.

In a March 10 “Travel + Leisure” slide show, Briana Fasone and Lyndsey Matthews mistakenly referred to Art Nouveau elements in the Lello bookstore in Portugal as Art Deco.

In a March 9 “Politics,” Richard L. Hasen stated that total outside spending on elections as of March 8, 2012, was a 234 percent and 628 percent increase above total outside spending as of that date in 2008 and 2004, respectively. Spending as of March 8, 2012, was 234 percent and 628 percent of the figures for those years, not above.

In an April 2, 2010, “Sports Nut,” Josh Levin included Shavlik Randolph in a list of Duke players who “were never good enough in Durham, N.C., to even get a chance to wash out of the NBA.” Randolph has played 95 career games in the NBA.

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