Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 10, 2012

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 14 2012 3:15 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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Photograph by Gabriela Insuratelu.

In the Sept. 14 “TV Club,” Allison Benedikt stated that Louie runs under the Williamsburg Bridge. He runs under the Manhattan Bridge.

In a Sept. 13 "Future Tense" blog post, Will Oremus understated the size of the indirect "social contagion" effects in a study about how Facebook messages can spur people to vote. The researchers estimated that a Facebook banner ad indirectly spurred an additional 280,000 people to vote, not 220,000.

In a Sept. 13 "Interrogation," Emily Bazelon misstated that Errol Morris captured the confession of the real killer in A Thin Blue Line on camera. He captured it on tape.

In a Sept. 13 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias misidentified the name of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity conference.

In a Sept. 13 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias misspelled Rahm Emanuel’s last name.

In a Sept. 12 “Brow Beat” post, June Thomas referred to “Archie Bunker’s pages from 1968.” All in the Family didn’t debut until 1971.

In a Sept. 12 "Explainer," Brian Palmer misspelled Martin Scorsese's last name.

In a Sept. 12 "Politics," John Dickerson misstated the timing of the Cairo embassy's initial statement. It was issued before protests began outside its walls.

A Sept. 7 "Audio Book Club" incorrectly stated that Sheila Heti's novel How Should a Person Be? features a novelist named Sheila Heti. In fact, the character's last name is not revealed.

In a Sept. 7 "Future Tense," David Eaves incorrectly referred to Champaign and Urbana as suburbs of Chicago. They are located about 150 miles away from Chicago.

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  Double X
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  Slate Plus
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Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
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  Health & Science
Climate Desk
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Sports Nut
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