In the Oct. 19 "Slate Quiz," Ken Jennings stated that the vice-presidential debate was last Friday. It was last Thursday.
In an Oct. 17 "Slatest" post, Josh Voorhees misstated the percentage of respondents in a CNN survey who scored the town hall debate for Mitt Romney. Thirty-nine percent said the GOP challenger gave the stronger performance, not 36 percent.
An Oct. 15 "Culturebox," by Holly Allen, David Haglund, Katie Kilkenny, Chris Kirk, and Forrest Wickman, misspelled the surname of fictional president Josiah Bartlet.
In an Oct. 15 "Explainer," Brian Palmer wrote that the red panda is the giant panda's closest living relative. They are not directly related.
In an Oct. 15 “Hive,” S.T. VanAirsdale incorrectly identified Jason Scott as a backer of the Open Locksport Kickstarter. He also stated that Schuyler Towne edited his own Wikipedia entry; Towne says that friends edited it but he did not.
In an Oct. 15 “Politics,” David Weigel misspelled the name of the town of Tomah, Wis.
In an Oct. 15 “XX Factor” blog post, Amanda Hess misattributed two quotes to Christopher Bailey. It was Jason Fetner who said, “Until the laws in this country catch up to technology, we’re going to continue to see these types of problems.” Fetner also said that police will continue to rely on members of Internet forums “looking out” for offenders.
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