Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 26.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 26

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 26

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 30 2015 4:04 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 30 Brow Beat, Claire Landsbaum misspelled Play-Doh.

Due to a production error, an Oct. 29 Politics misspelled Tennessee. 


In an Oct. 29 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Steven Seagal’s last name.

In an Oct. 29 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled pundit Erick Erickson’s first name.

In an Oct. 29 XX Factor, Christina Cauterucci misidentified the American Sexual Health Association as the American Social Health Association. It changed its name in 2012.

In an Oct. 29 XX Factor, Christina Cauterucci misidentified the Campus Accountability and Safety Act as the Campus Safety and Accountability Act.


In an Oct. 28 Crime, Dahlia Lithwick misstated that Massachusetts lab worker Sonja Farak’s medical records were hidden from defense counsel. Other documents were kept from counsel leading to discovery of the medical records. Also, due to a production error, this article misidentified the American Civil Liberties Union as the American Civil Liberty Union.

In an Oct. 28 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misspelled John Deere.

In a Oct. 28 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misidentified David Reich as Bill Reich. 

In an Oct. 28 Schooled, Laura Moser misidentified the National Assessment of Educational Progress as the National Assessment of Education Progress.


In an Oct. 27 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misspelled Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s last name.

In a Oct. 26 Future Tense blog post, Jacob Brogan misspelled Slate writer Jordan Weissmann’s last name.

Due to an editing error, the show page for the Oct. 26 Hang Up and Listen misstated that a video of the Flyers and Lightning was the first-ever 3-on-3 overtime in the NFL. It was the first-ever in the NHL.

Due to a production error, in an Oct. 22 Future Tense Doug Schottenstein’s last name was misspelled. 

In an Oct. 21 Lexicon Valley, Forrest Wickman misidentified Robert Knox Sneden’s book Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey as a “diary.” It is a memoir based on contemporary diary entries.

In a Jan. 1, 2014, Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait wrote that the Andromeda galaxy is 250 quintillion kilometers away. It’s 25 quintillion kilometers away.

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