Slate’s mistakes for the week of Feb. 2.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 2

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 2

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 6 2015 4:05 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Feb. 6 Books, Alexandra Coakley misidentified the title of Amanda Filipacchi's previous novel. It is Love Creeps, not Nude Men.

In a Feb. 6 Crime, Leon Neyfakh misstated John Pfaff’s job title at Fordham Law School. He is a professor.

In a Feb. 6 Moneybox, Jill Priluck misquoted Pavlos Masouro, who said, “For Germany, debt is something that should be serviced,” not that it shouldn’t be serviced.


In a Feb. 5 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misstated that Qdoba’s “Share a Smooch” promotion runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 14. The promotion is only on Valentine’s Day.

In a Feb. 5 Schooled, Alexandria Neason misstated that a new paper focuses on how teaching time can affect our understanding of teacher effectiveness. The paper did not get into this issue.

In a Feb. 5 XX Factor, Jessica Grose misidentified the American Academy of Pediatrics as the American Association of Pediatrics.

In a Feb. 4 Medical Examiner, Brian Palmer misstated that approximately 1 million American kindergartners are unvaccinated against measles. Approximately 250,000 are unvaccinated against measles.  


In a Feb. 4 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled the first name of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

In a Feb. 4 Future Tense blog post, Eric Holthaus misstated that the world’s greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 34 percent since 1990. The radiative forcing—the cumulative warming effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the climate—has increased by 34 percent since 1990.

In a Feb. 2 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Guinness.

In a Feb. 2 Outward, June Thomas misstated the number of episodes of Season 2 of Looking that have aired on HBO. As of publication, HBO had aired three episodes, not four. 

In a Feb. 2 XX Factor, Amanda Marcotte misstated that Somalia and the U.S. were the only countries that had not ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. South Sudan has also not ratified the treaty. Somalia ratified it in January. 

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