Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 19.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 19

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 19

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 23 2015 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 24 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that astronauts took video of Hurricane Patricia, but that footage was taken by a camera mounted on the space station and controlled from the ground.

Due to an editing error, an Oct. 23 Moneybox misidentified the author of the post as Jeff Bercovici. It was written by Paul Keegan.


In an Oct. 23 Outward, June Thomas misstated that a documentary about Barney France was a biopic.

In an Oct. 22 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misstated that Michael Keaton won the Best Actor Oscar for Birdman.

Due to an editing error, a headline on an Oct. 22 Inside Higher Ed misstated that Williams College invited prominent critic of feminism Suzanne Venker to speak. A student group invited her.

In an Oct. 21 Behold, Jordan G. Teicher misspelled photographer Inge Hondebrink’s last name.


Due to a production error, an Oct. 21 Future Tense left off the byline of Heather M. Roff.

In an Oct. 21 Future Tense blog post, Joshua Keating misidentified the firm where CIA Director John Brennan used to work. It is called the Analysis Corp., not the Analysis Group.

In an Oct. 21 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Hezbollah.

In an Oct. 20 Lexicon Valley, John Kelly misstated that a character in a Graham Greene story was humiliated by the 11-year-old Mabel girls at a party. The character had been humiliated by the Warren girls, 11-year-old Joyce and 13-year-old Mabel.


In an Oct. 20 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misstated that he had been a user of Rushcard since 2009. He was quoting a RushCard user on ConsumerAffairs.

In an Oct. 19 Atlas Obscura, Cara Giaimo misspelled the town name of Marietta, Georgia, in a photo caption.

In an Oct. 19 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled Sen. James Inhofe’s last name.

In an Oct. 19 Moneybox blog post, Helaine Olen misspelled Slate contributor Elliot Hannon’s first name.

In an Oct. 19 XX Factor, Michelle Goldberg misspelled Joe Potter’s last name.

In an Oct. 19 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misquoted the last line of the Eagles song “Hotel California.” It’s “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave,” not “You can check out anytime you want.”

In an Oct. 18 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misattributed a quote equating coming out as wealthy to coming out as gay to money psychology expert Barbara Nusbaum; it was a statement from wealth psychologist Jamie Traeger-Muney. Nusbaum was also misidentified as a wealth psychology expert. She is a money psychology expert.

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