Slate's Mistakes for the Week of April 16, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
April 20 2012 6:00 AM

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Slate's mistakes.

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In the April 19 “Dear Prudence,” Emily Yoffe originally misspelled Genghis Khan's surname as "Kahn."

In an April 19 "Future Tense" blog post, Ryan Gallagher wrote that the head of the United Kingdom Independence Party and three of his colleagues voted against a controversial European Parliament measure regarding the sale of surveillance technology to authoritarian countries. Six members of the UKIP voted against the measure.

In the April 18 “Crime,” Emily Bazelon wrote that Lafayette Parish neighbors New Orleans. It is about 90 miles away.

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Because of a photo-provider error, an image in the April 18 “Culturebox” slide show mistakenly displayed an English springer spaniel beside a description of an American water spaniel.

In an April 18 "Explainer," David Weigel misstated that the Treasury Department controls Secret Service assignments. The Homeland Security Department does.

In the April 18 "Family," Lucinda Rosenfeld misspelled the last name of professor Marilyn Read. In addition, the study Read is currently conducting spans the spectrum of children with sensory-processing issues, not just autistic children.

In an April 18 “Moneybox” blog post, the headline mistakenly said Cleveland, rather than Cincinnati, was considering changing its parking regulations. It also misspelled the name of Roxanne Qualls.

In an April 18 “Politics” slide show, Josh Levin incorrectly stated that there hasn’t been a major-party presidential nominee with facial hair in 96 years. There hasn’t been a nominee with a beard in 96 years—Thomas Dewey had a mustache in 1948.

In the April 17 “DoubleX,” L. Wood misspelled nanny Zenaide Muneton’s first name.

In an April 17 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled Washington Post reporter Brad Plumer's last name.

In a April 16 “TV Club,” Patrick Radden Keefe misidentified the part of Don Draper’s face with which he mentioned ringing Pete Campbell’s doorbell. It’s his chin, not his nose.

In an April 15 “Politics” article, John Dickerson referred to Dmitry Medvedev as Russia’s former president. Medvedev is in office until May 7.

In the April 10 "Explainer," Forrest Wickman incorrectly described the process by which one large company buys another. The executives rarely assemble in one place to exchange paperwork. Nor do they usually meet up for a "closing dinner" to celebrate the deal. That was how it worked in the 1990s; today, lawyers for the companies finalize a deal via email or conference call.

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