Slate's Mistakes for the Week of May 14, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
May 18 2012 6:00 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In the May 17 "Movies," Dana Stevens described Gregory D. Gadson as having lost his legs below the knee. He lost them above the knee.

In a May 16 “Trending News Channel” blog post, Ben Johnson stated that a solar ring around the moon would be visible during an upcoming lunar eclipse because the moon was closer to Earth than usual. The ring will be visible because the moon is farther away than usual.

In the May 16 “Branded,” Seth Stevenson misspelled Annie Leibovitz’s last name.


In a May 16 "Future Tense" blog post, Torie Bosch misstated the location of an ongoing court case involving the use of a domestic drone. It is in North Dakota, not Montana.

In a  May 15 “Politics,” David Weigel misspelled the last names of New Republic writer Alec MacGillis, Americans Elect strategist Darry Sragow, and Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd.

In a May 14 “Trending News Channel” blog post, Ben Johnson stated that Pauly DelVecchio’s business partner in his new cocktail business was Skinnygirl Cocktails. DelVecchio’s business partner is David Kanbar, a co-founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails.

In a May 14 "TV Club," Patrick Radden Keefe misidentified the Mad Men character Michael Ginsberg as Max Ginsberg.

In a May 13 “Brow Beat” post, Forrest Wickman suggested that third Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer does not appear in Saturday Night Live’s “100th Digital Short.” Schaffer does appear at the end of the video.

Due to an editing error in a May 11 “DoubleX,” the subhead read that a “court” found that the adoptees from Sierra Leone were kidnapped. It was a presidential commission.

In the May 9 "Science," Daniel Engber introduced a typo into a quote from the Tampa Bay Times. A niece of NFL player Andre Waters said, "... every morning he would wake up with this big sigh," not "with this big sign."

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