Slate’s mistakes for the week of June 1.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 1

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 1

Slate's mistakes.
June 5 2015 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a June 5 Double X, Rachel E. Gross misstated that flibanserin is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. It is a 5HT1A agonist and a 5HT2A antagonist. 

In a June 4 Behold, Jordan G. Teciher mispelled the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. 

Due to an editing error, the headline of a June 4 Brow Beat misstated that Everest is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air. The film is not based on or adapted from Krakauer’s book.


In a June 4 Sports Nut, Edward McClelland misstated California Chrome’s odds to win the 2014 Belmont Stakes. They were 4-5, not 4-9.

In a June 3 Future Tense blog post, April Glaser misspelled librarian Jessamyn West’s first name.

In a June 3 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misstated that a YouGov survey was conducted in May. It was conducted in April.

In a June 3 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled FIFA official Jerome Valcke’s last name.


In a June 2 Outward, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that North Carolina magistrates grant marriage licenses. They do not. Magistrates perform civil marriage ceremonies; registers of deeds issue marriage licenses. Both magistrates and registers of deeds may claim a religious exemption under a proposed new law.

In a June 1 Brow Beat, Miriam Krule and June Thomas conflated the characters of White Walkers and wights in Game of Thrones. The post has been updated to include both of them.

In a June 1 Moneybox, Alison Griswold misstated that New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission wanted to approve every change to Uber’s app. It wanted to approve many but not all changes. The headline has been updated.

In a June 1 Outward, J. Bryan Lowder misspelled photographer Annie Leibovitz’s last name.

In a May 27 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that the Nebraska legislature voted 32–19 to ban executions in the state. The vote was 32–15.

In a May 27 XX Factor, Bryce Covert misstated that in Sweden, a father must take at least two months off in order for his family to receive any paid leave. A father must take at least two months before his child turns 8 or he forfeits his benefits.

In a July 14, 2014, Medical Examiner, Alina Simone misstated the year in which a lab worker in Siberia died of Ebola. It was in 2004, not 1994.

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