Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 20

Slate's mistakes.
May 24 2013 4:45 AM

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Slate’s mistakes.

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In a May 24 "Map of the Week," a map marker misidentified the Carbondale mentioned in the Bob Dylan song "Duquesne Whistle." It is Carbondale, Penn., not Carbondale, Ill.

In a May 24 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias misstated the rate of increase in new nondefense durable goods orders excluding aircraft and parts in April. It was 1.2 percent, not 1.3 percent.

In a May 24 “Moneybox,” Matthew Yglesias said San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker was born in France. He was born in Belgium.

In a May 23 "Crime" blog post, Justin Peters misidentified the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reporter who wrote the linked story on Operation Swill. He is Brent Johnson, not Brad Johnson.

In a May 23 “Weigel” blog post, David Weigel misspelled Thor Halvorssen’s last name.

In a May 22 “Foreigners,” Philip Preville misstated the nationality of the head of the Toronto Transit Commission. He's British, not Australian; he worked in Australia before accepting the post in Toronto. Preville also misspelled the last name of Toronto publisher and 2010 mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson.

In a May 22 “Hive,” Emily Yoffe misspelled Virginia’s Loudoun County.

In a May 22 “Moneybox” blog post, Matthew Yglesias misquoted Ben Bernanke twice. Bernanke said, “Inflation, if anything, is a little bit too low,” not, “Inflation is, if anything, too low.” He also said, “I think our inflation record is as good as really any major central bank.  And, so there's not really been a sacrifice, in that respect.” He was originally misquoted as saying, “I think our inflation record is as good as really any major central bank, there's not really been a sacrifice.”

A photo caption in a May 22 “Politics” misidentified the town hall of Plymouth, N.H., as the town hall of Plymouth, Mass. The photo has been changed.

In a May 21 “Map of the Week,” a programming error caused circles representing tornadoes to appear at the beginning of each tornado's path, instead of the end, which was inconsistent with the legend.

In a May 21 “Music Box,” Mike Spies misspelled Old Crow Medicine Show.

In a May 21 "Slatest" blog post about a tornado survivor who found her missing dog in the rubble of her home while being interviewed on TV, Josh Voorhees identified the pet as "Toto." It remains unclear what the animal's name was.

In a May 21 "XX Factor" blog post, Alyssa Rosenberg misspelled the name of the House Reyne on Game of Thrones.

In a May 20 "Brow Beat" blog post, David Haglund referred to “tricks” performed by the character Gob (Will Arnett) on Arrested Development. They’re illusions. Also Gob was misspelled “Job.”

In a May 20 "Brow Beat" blog post, Forrest Wickman incorrectly identified Don Draper's new account as being with Chrysler. It is with Chevrolet.

In a May 20 “Future Tense” blog post, Will Oremus transposed the number of restaurants for which GrubHub and Seamless offer online ordering. GrubHub offers it for more than 20,000 restaurants, Seamless for more than 12,000.

In a May 20 “TV Club” blog post, Rachael Larimore misspelled the surname of the Reynes of Castamere.

In a May 15 "Future Tense," Alexander Howard wrote that President John Quincy Adams agreed with Matthew Fontaine Maury on the importance of collecting and publishing astronomical data and suggested that the Naval Observatory was endowed after the publication of Maury's book in 1855. While Adams signed a bill to create a national observatory before leaving office in 1829, it wasn't until In 1830 that a "Depot of Charts and Instruments" was created by the Secretary of the Navy. This eventually became the U.S. Naval Observatory, a decade later. The institution was funded by Congress in 1842, in no small part due to the efforts of President John Quincy Adams, who served for nearly two decades in Congress after he left the White House.

In a May 9 “Sports Nut,” Seth Stevenson misstated the date of the Vancouver Olympics. They were in 2010, not 2012.

In a Nov. 1, 2011, “Science” republished on May 22, 2013, Jesse Bering misspelled researcher Jordan Troisi’s first name.

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