Slate’s mistakes for the week of Aug. 17.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 17

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 17

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 21 2015 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Aug. 20 The Bills, Helaine Olen misidentified the Older Women’s League as the Older Woman’s League.

In an Aug. 20 The Eye, 99% Invisible misidentified Texas homeowner Rick Yoes as Frank Yoes.


In the photo caption of an Aug. 20 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled Ottawa.

In an Aug. 19 Brow Beat, Abby McIntyre misstated that Infinite Jest has 300-plus pages of endnotes. It has 300-plus endnotes.  

In an Aug. 19 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misspelled John Herrman’s last name.

In an Aug. 19 Medical Examiner, Megan Cartwright misidentified Eric Storch as a pediatrician. He is a psychologist who works in a pediatrics department.


In an Aug. 19 Movies, June Thomas misspelled Bettie Page’s first and last names.

In an Aug. 19 Schooled, Laura Moser misstated that the first GOP primary debate took place last week. It was two weeks ago.

In an Aug. 19 XXFactor, Amanda Marcotte misstated that the phrase “regret sex” had not been used before Keith Sullivan’s appearance on Fox News on Wednesday. An Urban Dictionary entry dates the phrase to at least 2009.

In an Aug. 18 Foreigners, John B. Judis misstated that Reuel Marc Gerecht is a former CIA analyst. He’s a former CIA case officer. He also misstated that Clifford May organized a new foreign policy group in early 2001. It was September 2001, and May was recruited to lead the group. He also misstated that May incorporated EMET. Three major pro-Israel donors did.

Due to an editing error, an Aug. 18 Politics misstated that John Kasich echoed Donald Trump’s views on ending birthright citizenship. He did not. The reference to Kasich has been replaced with a comparison to Bobby Jindal, who did.

Due to an editing error, an Aug. 18 Schooled misstated that New Jersey adopted an income tax for the first time in 2011. It was in 1976.

In an Aug. 17 Wild Things, Rachel E. Gross misattributed a peacock mating statistic to Angela Freeman. The research was done by Roslyn Dakin.

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