Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 18, 2013

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 22 2013 4:49 AM

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Slate's mistakes.

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In a Feb. 22 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled Anne Midgette's last name.

In a Feb. 22 "Weigel" blog post, David Weigel misspelled Rep. Gregg Harper's first name.

In a Feb. 22 "Movies," Aisha Harris and Alex Heimbach wrote that the 1998 Oscars telecast was the highest rated since 1978. In fact, the 1983 ceremony had higher ratings.

In a Feb. 21 "Movies," Dana Stevens misspelled Dario Marianelli's last name.

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In a Feb. 21 "Bad Astronomy" post, Phil Plait said a video of a solar eruption covered more than nine hours of elapsed time. It was in fact over 21 hours.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 21 "Map of the Week" stated that Congo, Kenya, and Pakistan do not have minimum wage laws. These countries have partial minimum wage laws.

In the Feb. 20 "Behold," a deceased brother and sister in a photograph were initially described as brothers.

In a Feb. 20 “Brow Beat” post, June Thomas misspelled Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s first name. She also mistakenly described the Necessary Roughness character Terrence “TK” King as a running back; he is a wide receiver.

In a Feb. 20 "Slatest" post, Josh Voorhees misspelled the name of the Daily Currant.

In a Feb. 19 "Brow Beat" post, Byron Boneparth misstated the title of Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies.

In the Feb. 19 JustifiedTV Club,” Rachael Larimore referred to Sharon Edmunds as Raylan Givens’ ladycop friend. She was actual a bail bondswoman.

Due to a copy-editing error, a Feb. 18 "Moneybox" misspelled the name of AirTran.

In a Feb. 16 "Bad Astronomy" post, Phil Plait called Mount Taranaki in New Zealand a "perfect cone" and described it as having a perfectly circular flank. The volcano only appears to have a perfectly circular flank in satellite photos because a circular region centered on the peak has been made into a National Park.

In a Feb. 15 "Politics," David Weigel misidentified Chuck Hagel as a Democrat.

In a Feb. 15 “Weigel” post, David Weigel misspelled American Conservative writer Daniel Larison’s first name.

In a Feb. 11 "Jurisprudence," Emily Bazelon stated that redistricting lines for congressional districts in Texas were redrawn after a federal court ruling in Washington, D.C., last August. The new lines were set in March 2012 by another federal district court in Texas.

In a Feb. 10  Walking Dead "TV Club," Chris Kirk stated that the characters Merle and Glenn saved Rick. Merle and Daryl saved Rick.

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