Slate’s mistakes for the week of May 11.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 11

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 11

Slate's mistakes.
May 15 2015 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

Due to an editing error, a May 15 Brow Beat  misstated the title of “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.”

In a May 15 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misspelled the name of the Russell Sage Foundation.

In a May 15 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misstated when TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference was held. It was in May, not April. She also misattributed a quote from Marc Andreessen to Carl Icahn. The quote has been removed and the headline has been updated to reflect that.


In a May 15 Television, Fred Kaplan misidentified the secretary on Mad Men who quit the agency to join an insurance firm. It was Shirley, not Dawn.  

In a May 14 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misstated the number of users Reddit surveyed about changes to its site. It was 15,000 users.

In a May 14 Jurisprudence, Robert J. Smith misstated that Cristian Fernandez was 13 years old when Florida State Attorney Angela Corey transferred him from the juvenile system to adult court. He was 12 years old.

In a May 14 Sports Nut, Ben Blatt misspelled Azra, the name of the 1892 Kentucky Derby winner. 


In a May 13 Culture Gabfest show page, Malin Akerman’s last name was misspelled.

In a May 13 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated when the House of Representatives’ vote on the USA Freedom Act took place. The vote was on Wednesday, May 13, not Tuesday, May 12.

In a May 13 View From Chicago, Eric Posner misspelled Warren Buffett’s last name.

In a May 12 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was a Democrat. He switched parties in 2013 to Republican.


In a May 12 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled photographer Terry Robison’s last name.

In a May 12 Moneybox blog post, Alison Griswold misstated that Time Warner acquired AOL in 2000. AOL acquired Time Warner.

In a May 12 Movies, Dana Stevens misspelled the last name of Max Rockatansky, the character Tom Hardy plays in Mad Max: Fury Road.

In a May 11 Brow Beat, Miriam Krule misidentified the Night’s Watch on Game of Thrones as the Knight’s Watch.

In a May 11 Future Tense blog post, David Weinberger misstated that API stands for application program interface. It stands for application programming interface.

In the May 11 Working, Adam Davidson misstated which university once employed Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky worked at Penn State, not the University of Pennsylvania. 

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