Slate's mistakes for the week of July 16, 2012.

Slate's mistakes.
July 20 2012 5:45 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a July 19 “Science," Jon Cohen misidentified Thaksin Shinawatra as the president of Thailand. He was the prime minister.

In a July 18 “Sports Nut,” Josh Levin incorrectly stated that the Knicks would’ve had to pay Jeremy Lin around $43 million in 2014-15 if they’d matched the Rockets’ offer sheet. New York would’ve had to pay that amount in salary and luxury tax, but Lin would’ve only received his $15 million salary.

In a July 17 “Culturebox,” Jonathan A. Knee stated that some New York City Starbucks had begun barring laptop use during peak hours and steadily closing their bathrooms. Starbucks does not bar laptop use, and though a few Starbucks branches closed their bathrooms to the public without corporate permission last year, they were later reopened.

In a July 17 "XX Factor" post, Marcelle Friedman incorrectly suggested that men were involved in 6.1 million fatal and serious car crashes, amounting to 80 percent of all such accidents.

In a July 17 "XX Factor" post, Amanda Marcotte misspelled the last name of Jonathan Capehart.

In a July 17 "Weigel" post, David Weigel stated that Congress raised the U.S. debt limit by $2.4 billion last year. It was raised by $2.4 trillion.

In a July 16 “Moneybox” blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled the name of the Chop’t salad company’s Monterey salad.

In a July 16 “Moneybox” blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled the surname of new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

In a July 11 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias mistakenly suggested a Soviet infographic was a projection of future economic growth when in fact it was based on historical data.

In a June 27 “XX Factor” post, Marcelle Friedman misspelled the name of Gulden’s mustard.

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