Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 24

Slate's mistakes.
June 28 2013 4:45 AM

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Slate’s mistakes.

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In a June 28 "Brow Beat" blog post, June Thomas switched the postures of Bert and Ernie in a New Yorker cover. Bert is draping his arm around Ernie and Ernie is resting his head on Bert's shoulder.

In a June 28 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias said Serbia's pre–World War I territorial ambitions included Slovakia. They extended to present-day Slovenia but not nearly so far north as Slovakia.

In a June 27 "Crime" blog post, Justin Peters stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 20 years old. He is 19.

In a June 27 "Future Tense" blog post, Jason Bittel left the "s" off of Geriatrics in the American Geriatrics Society.

In a June 27 "Future Tense" blog post, Jason Bittel originally omitted the word "Democratic" from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

In a June 27 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln's last name.

In a June 26, "Frame Game," William Saletan misidentified the litigants who sought to reinstate California’s ban on gay marriage. They were petitioners, not the plaintiffs.

In a June 26 “Jurisprudence,” Jessica Winter defined the Scalia-ism "lynch mob" as an epithet used by opponents of marriage equality. Scalia employs it as an epithet used by proponents of marriage equality.

In a June 26 "Moneybox" blog post, Matthew Yglesias described the Federal Reserve's dual mandate as including "maximum unemployment." The Fed is supposed to maximize employment and minimize unemployment.

In a June 26 “Technology,” Will Oremus misspelled the surname of LinkedIn product lead Brad Mauney.

In a June 26 “Weigel” blog post, Emma Roller wrote that Glenn Greenwald has citizenship in Brazil. He is living in Brazil on a permanent visa.

In the June 25 “Interrogation” of Pedro Almodóvar, June Thomas asserted that the director’s brother, Agustín, didn’t make a cameo appearance in the 1995 film The Flower of My Secret. In fact, he is seen in the press room of El País newspaper.

In a June 25 “Weigel” blog post, David Weigel misspelled John Dickerson’s last name.

Because of an editing error, a June 24 "Jurisprudence" specified low-income students in the first chart in the article. In fact, the students represented in the chart are socioeconomically disadvantaged in a variety of ways.

In a June 24 "Crime" blog post, Justin Peters stated that Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias has a round, unmemorable baby face. Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara is the baby-faced fugitive in question.

In a June 24 Mad Men TV Club,” Hanna Rosin misstated that Sally got kicked out of school. She was suspended. 

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