Slate’s mistakes for the week of Dec. 8.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 8

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 8

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 12 2014 5:08 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Dec. 14 Brow Beat​, Sharan Shetty misstated that the SNL episode hosted by Amy Adams will be the last of the season. It will be the last of 2014. 

In a Dec. 14 Slatest, Daniel Politi misspelled the name of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

In a Dec. 12 The Eye, Kristin Hohenadel misidentified Jimmy Fallon as Jimmy Kimmel.


Due to a production error, a Dec. 12 Technology misidentified photos of a Jawbone Jambox and a Mophie Powerstation as the Jawbone Mini Jambox and the Mophie Juice Pack Plus. Those photos have been removed and replaced with the correct products.

Due to a technical error, questions 1 and 11 on the Dec. 11 Slate Quiz yielded incorrect answers. They have been fixed.

‪In a Dec. 11 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misstated that Clive Owen and Benedict Cumberbatch were nominated for Golden Globes in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. They were not. She left off Billy Bob Thornton and Matthew McConaughey, who were nominated. She also misstated that Woody Harrelson was nominated in that category for Game Change. He was nominated for True Detective.

In a Dec. 10 Doonan, Simon Doonan misspelled artist Barnett Newman’s first name.


Due to an editing error, a Dec. 10 XX Factor misspelled journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely's last name. 

In a Dec. 9 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that Australian researchers had increased solar panel efficiency by 40 percent. They increased efficiency to 40 percent.

Due to an editing error, a Dec. 9 Future Tense misstated that rain that fell on Dec. 3 fell on Nov. 3.

In a Dec. 9 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misspelled New Delhi.


In a Dec. 9 Video, A.J. McCarthy misidentified the Pacific Crest Trail as the Pacific Coast Trail.

In a Dec. 8 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misstated that education incomes had fallen 2.87 percent for 25-to-34-year-olds. Manufacturing incomes have fallen by that amount.

In a Dec. 8 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that the International Olympic Committee was considering nondiscrimination, labor, and environmental reforms. The IOC had passed those reforms earlier in the day.

In a Dec. 8 XX Factor, Hanna Rosin misstated that no papers published the name of the Central Park jogger. Black-owned papers published her name.

In a Dec. 7 DoubleX, Emily Yoffe misidentified the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights as the Office of Civil Rights.

A Dec. 5 Lexicon Valley misidentified the screenwriter of Heathers, Daniel Waters, as David Waters. Dan Aykroyd’s last name was also misspelled, and the release date of Blade Runner was misstated; it came out in 1982, not 1980.  

Due to an editing error, a Dec. 4 Science misstated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimates for how many Americans get the flu shot annually. The data varies by year and age group. The reference has been removed.

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