Slate’s mistakes for the week of March 25.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 25

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 25

Slate's mistakes.
March 29 2013 4:45 AM


Slate's mistakes.

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In a March 29 “Crime” post, Justin Peters originally misspelled phencyclidine, the drug commonly known as PCP.

Due to an editing error, a March 29 “TV Club” referred to Season 7 of Doctor Who as Season 8.

Due to a production error in the March 29 "Slate Quiz," clicking the correct answers for Questions 5 and 7 originally did not award points. The interactive has been updated to fix this issue, and Slate contestant Katy Waldman’s score has been adjusted to reflect her correct answers.

In a March 28 "Future Tense" blog post, Jason Bittell misidentified Johns Hopkins University as John Hopkins University.


In a March 28 "Medical Examiner," Seth Mnookin misstated Lisa Boncheck Adams' age.

In a March 28 "XX Factor" blog post, Amanda Marcotte incorrectly referred to attorney Charles Cooper as George Cooper.

In a March 27 “Family,” Dahlia Lithwick misspelled the name of M.A.S.H. character Hawkeye Pierce.

In the March 27 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan incorrectly stated that Holly Petraeus works at the Consumer Protection Agency. In fact, she works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


In a March 27 “Weigel” blog post, David Weigel misspelled Wesley Donehue’s last name.

In a March 27 "XX Factor" blog post, Josh Levin misspelled the last name of Brent Musburger.

In a March 26 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias misphrased a sentence that reversed the relationship between liquor license restrictions and the long-term decline of non-chain retail.

In a March 26 “Technology,” Farhad Manjoo originally mischaracterized the Geekbench score of the iPhone 5. Though its score did edge out that of competing phones, it did not “blow every other phone on the market out of the water.”

In a March 22 “Politics,” David Weigel misquoted Rep. Steve King of Iowa. King referred to Republican positions saying, "marriage is between a man and a woman," not "marriage is between the rule of law."

In a March 22 “Sports Nut,” Josh Levin originally and incorrectly referred to the “Ivy League’s prohibition against academic scholarships” rather than its “prohibition against athletic scholarships.”

In a March 19 "Moneybox," Matthew Yglesias incorrectly attributed a Perry Anderson article to the New York Review of Books. It was printed in the London Review of Books.

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