Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 30

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 4 2013 4:45 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 3 Politics, John Dickerson wrote that the four biggest governor's races for Republicans would take place in 2016; in fact, those races will be held in 2014. In addition, Florida Gov. Rick Scott did not obtain federal Medicaid funding for his state. He sought the funding, but was blocked by the state legislature.

In an Oct. 3 Doonan, Simon Doonan misspelled Catherine Oxenberg's last name.

In an Oct. 3 Music Box, Carl Wilson misidentified Jenny Lewis as Jenny Watson.


Due to a photo provider error, the caption in the original photo with an Oct. 3 Weigel blog post misidentified someone else as Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. The photo has been replaced.

In an Oct. 3 The World blog post, Joshua Keating misspelled Juan Linz’s last name.

In an Oct. 1, 2013 Slate Lab, Chris Kirk misstated the percent of employees of the Defense Department who were furloughed by the government shutdown. It's about 18 percent, not 5 percent. He also misstated that 91 percent of SEC employees have been furloughed. The SEC has the funds to continue running normally for a few more weeks.

The photo caption accompanying an Oct. 1 The World blog post misspelled McLean, Va.

In a Sept. 30 Bad Astronomy blog post, Phil Plait wrote that sea level rise in the past century was 150 cm. It was 150 mm.

In a Sept. 30 TV Club, Willa Paskin misspelled the title of the Breaking Bad finale, “Felina.”

In a Sept. 30 XX Factor blog post, Katy Waldman misspelled the name of the peanut butter brand Jif.

Due to an editing error, a Sept. 29 Behold blog post stated that photographer Andrea Stern didn't want to wear a dress from an Italian fashion magazine in a self-portrait. The paragraph has been updated to reflect that the self-portrait, not the dress, was the source of Stern's reluctance.

In a Sept. 27 The World blog post, Joshua Keating misspelled the name of Britain’s Eton School as the Easton School.

A Sept. 4 Atlas Obscura blog post misattributed its photography credits.

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