Slate’s mistakes for the week of Aug. 19.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 19

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 19

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 23 2013 4:45 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

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In an Aug. 23 Moneybox blog post, Matthew Yglesias referred to the higher margins earned by Doritos on the "supreme" version of Taco Bell's Fiery Doritos Locos Taco when it's Taco Bell that's selling the high-margin product. 

In an Aug. 21 Map of the Week, Chris Kirk stated that Maryland has seven congressional districts. It has eight.

In an Aug. 20 Future Tense blog post, Will Oremus misidentified the venue in Providence, R.I., at which Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was speaking. She was speaking at Trinity Repertory Theatre, not at Brown University.

In an Aug. 20 Weigel blog post, Ana Marie Cox misspelled Philippe Reines’ first name.


In an Aug. 19 Fine Whine, Chris Kirk incorrectly stated the year H.L. Mencken wrote about the term “American.” It was 1947, not 1963.

In an Aug. 19 Moneybox blog post, Matthew Yglesias misspelled Huffington Post reporter Sabrina Siddiqui’s last name.

In an Aug. 16 Culturebox, an editing error resulted in conflicting information regarding the year of Linda Lovelace’s death. Lovelace died in 2002, not 2001.  

In an Aug. 16 Sports Nut, Luke O’Brien misspelled the name of the Turkish club Bursaspor.

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