Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of July 28

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 1 2014 4:30 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Aug. 2 Longform, Elon Green misspelled Dock Ellis’ first name.

In an Aug. 1 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled the name of real estate brokerage Movoto.

In an Aug. 1 Weigel, David Weigel misspelled Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ first name.


In a July 30 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated that the economy grew by about 1 percent during the first half of 2014. It grew at a rate of about 1 percent.

A July 30 Sports Nut misidentified the Smithsonian Institution as the Smithsonian Institute. 

In a July 30 Weigel, David Weigel misspelled Cailin McDonnell Young’s first name.

In a July 28 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled the name of NPR. 

In a July 28 Future Tense blog post​, Will Oremus cited a Bloomberg report that Zillow and Trulia combined accounted for nearly 90 percent of all traffic to the top 15 real estate sites tracked by ComScore. According to ComScore, the combined unduplicated audience for Zillow and Trulia is 68.4 million, which works out to 71 percent of the total audience for the real estate category.

In a July 28 Politics, Josh Voorhees misstated that the version of the farm bill originally passed by the House called for the elimination of the “heat and eat” provision altogether. The bill set the threshold to qualify for extra food stamps at $20 in heating assistance. It also misidentified the Center for American Progress as the Center of American Progress.

In a July 25 Movies, Dana Stevens misspelled the last name of actress Nina Hoss.

In a July 24 Weigel, David Weigel misstated that a bill would enable the Department of Energy to make loan guarantees. The guarantees were stripped from a compromise version of the bill.

In a July 22 XX Factor, Amanda Hess misstated that Johns Hopkins doctors harvested Henrietta Lacks' cells after her death. They were harvested before she died.

In a July 21 The Juice, Daniel Gross misstated the number of pounds of garbage Americans burn per day. It’s 4.38 pounds, not 0.38. 

In a July 17 Weigel, David Weigel misstated that Rand Paul is the only Republican who polls ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa. Paul and Clinton are tied there.

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