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

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

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

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


Slate's mistakes.

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In the April 5 “Reckoning” blog post, Michael Moran referred to "Romney's ability to pull independent voters away from the Romney camp." He intended to refer to Romney’s ability to pull votes from the Obama camp.

Due to a typo, an "Explainer" column published Apr. 3 mistakenly referred to uncircumsized men as circumsized.

In the April 2 “Food,” Nadia Arumugam stated that the Gopan breadmaker was made by Sanrio. It is manufactured by Sanyo, a subsidiary of Panasonic. She also stated that the American occupation of Japan ended in 1953; it ended in 1952.


In an April 2 “TV Club,” John Swansburg originally referred to Anna Draper as Anna Whitman.

In the April 1 “Longform,” the recommended link to the “Jimmy's World” postmortem incorrectly named the author as David Maraniss and the word count as 15,000.

In a March 31 “Books,” Isaac Chotiner inaccurately stated the order of the conflicts in the Falklands and Grenada. The Falklands War occurred in 1982; the Grenada conflict in 1983.

In a March 31 "Books" Jonathan Farmer misquoted a line from Paisley Rekdal's poem "Happiness," omitting the phrase each evening in "It glows each evening with a violent light."

In the March 30 “Politics,” Richard L. Hasen stated that Justice Kennedy would turn 78 in 2016, repeating an error from a 2010 “Politics” article. Justice Kennedy will be 80 in 2016.

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