Slate’s mistakes for the week of May 18.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 18

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 18

Slate's mistakes.
May 22 2015 4:06 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a May 22 Roads and Kingdoms, Emily Crane misstated that Palestinian refugees had traveled east to reach Egypt from the city of Beersheba during the Arab-Israeli war. Egypt is to the west. 

In a May 21 Brow Beat, Laura Bradley misstated that David Letterman had a quintuple bypass following a heart attack. The surgery followed a routine check-up.

In a May 21 Moneybox, Will Oremus misidentified Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as Steve Bezos.  


In a May 21 Science, Rachel E. Gross misstated that in 1909 soy oil made up 0.0006 percent of the American diet. It made up 0.006 percent.

In a May 20 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misstated Sen. Rand Paul’s name as Paul Rand.

In the photo caption of a May 19 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misidentified a lunar mare as a basin.

In a May 19 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misstated that Los Angeles had become the second major city to approve a $15 minimum wage. It is the third.


In a May 18 Brow Beat, Joshua Keating misspelled actor Aidan Gillen’s first name. He also misspelled Rhaegar Targaryen’s name and Craster’s Keep.

In a May 18 TV Club, Hanna Rosin misstated that Joan offered Peggy $12,000 to moonlight. She offered her $1,200. 

In a May 18 Video, the Game of Thrones character Ramsay Bolton’s first name was misspelled.

In a May 17 Slatest, Daniel Politi misstated that Duke professor Jerry Hough had been placed on leave after he wrote racist comments on a New York Times editorial. Hough was already on academic leave from the university when he wrote the comments.

In a May 15 Movies, Carl Wilson misidentified the character of Flo in Pitch Perfect 2 as Mexican. She is Guatemalan.

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