Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 28.

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 1 2013 4:30 AM

Corrections

Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 30, 2013 Bad Astronomy blog post, Phil Plait misstated that the planet Kepler-78b had an orbital period of 8.5 days. Its orbital period is 8.5 hours.

In an Oct. 30 Sports Nut, Jack Hamilton originally misstated David Ortiz’s OPS in the 2013 World Series. It is 2.017, not 2.016.

In an Oct. 30 Weigel blog post, David Weigel misidentified the House Energy and Commerce Committee as the House Energy and Oversight Committee. Additionally, he misspelled Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner's last name.

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In an Oct. 30 Weigel blog post, David Weigel misspelled the last name of Richard Griffin, the incoming general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

In an Oct. 30 When Big Businesses Were Small, Naomi Barr misstated that the Victoria’s Secret’s headquarters are in Cleveland. They are in Columbus.

In an Oct. 29 Future Tense, Evgeny Morozov used different analytics platforms to compare the BBC’s and BuzzFeed’s traffic. The sentence about the BBC has been removed because the comparisons are not exact. The article misstated that “The Viral Web in Real Time” is BuzzFeed’s motto. It was a prominently displayed tag line on the site for some time, but no longer is. The article also misstated that BuzzFeed is not interested in bringing local foreign news to the English-language blogosphere. BuzzFeed has a foreign editor and correspondents in Turkey, Syria, and Moscow. That sentence has been removed. The article also suggested that BuzzFeed is entering local advertising markets in foreign countries. BuzzFeed is not currently in local markets. It also misspelled Duolingo founder Luis von Ahn's first name. 

In an Oct. 29 Moneybox blog post, Elliot Hannon misstated that Americans' student debt totaled $1.2 billion. It totaled $1.2 trillion.

In an Oct. 29 Outward blog post, Miriam Krule quoted an anonymously sourced item at YourJewishNews that claimed the Gur Yeshiva banned soy products because they could lead to gay sex. Representatives from the Yeshiva whom Slate subsequently spoke to denied the report. The incorrect post remains with a correction.

In an Oct. 29 Weigel blog post, David Weigel misspelled Los Angeles Times reporter Ken Dilanian's last name.

In an Oct. 28 Weigel blog post, David Weigel misstated that a political ad referred to transvaginal ultrasounds as "medical rape" instead of "government rape."

In an Oct. 27 Television, Willa Paskin misidentified Homeland’s Vice President Walden as Vice President Walker.  

In an Oct. 25 Politics, David Weigel misspelled Marc Thiessen's first name.

In an Oct. 20 Slate Labs, Ben Blatt stated that there were 20 multisport athletes in the “Six Degrees of Kevin Garnett” database. Further research has uncovered a total of 81 multisport athletes.

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