Slate's mistakes for the week of March 19, 2012.

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of March 19, 2012

Slate's Mistakes for the Week of March 19, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
March 23 2012 6:15 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a March 21 “Culturebox," Erik Sofge wrote that in the final Twilight novel, Bella and Edward have a baby son. They have a daughter.

In a March 21, “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias originally misspelled the name of the town in which Fage's first American plant was located. It's Johnstown, not Johnston.

In a March 21 "Politics," Will Oremus misstated the number of delegates required to win the GOP nomination. The number is 1,144, not 1,114.


In a March 20 “Culturebox” slide show, Heather Murphy misidentified the dog on Season 2 of Downton Abbey as Percy and as a “he.” The dog’s name is Isis, and she is female. (Percy is the name of the real-life dog who lives on the grounds of the filming location.)

In a March 20 "Future Tense," Patrick C. Doherty stated that "18 Colorado Rivers' worth of water" is pumped each year. A Colorado River's worth is a unit of water per time unit, not volume.

In a March 20 “Politics” article, Emily Yoffe misspelled Joseph Wheelan’s last name.

In a March 19 “Crime,” Emily Bazelon called George Zimmerman white, but his father says he identifies as Hispanic.

In a March 16 “Culturebox,” June Thomas described actress Patricia Heaton as a devout Roman Catholic. Although she was raised a Catholic, she now considers herself a Presbyterian.

In a Mar. 16 "Explainer," Will Oremus mistakenly described Alamance County, N.C., as being in Georgia. He also misread an article from the Palm Beach Post to say that a local police officer had twice gone undercover as a high-school student. The officer did so only once.

In a March 16 "XX Factor" post, Virginia Pasley misspelled Katharine Hepburn's first name.

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