Slate’s mistakes for the week of Nov. 9.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 9

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 9

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 13 2015 4:03 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Nov. 14 Slatest, Jacob Brogan misspelled Nancy Cordes’ last name.

In a Nov. 13 Behold, Jordan G. Teicher misspelled Jens Hoffmann’s last name. 


Due to a production error, the author of a Nov. 13 Brow Beat was misidentified as Laura Bradley. It was written by Jennifer Vineyard.

In a Nov. 13 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled executed ISIS prisoner Abdul-Rahman Kassig’s first name.

In a Nov. 13 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s last name.

In a Nov. 12 and a Nov. 13 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misidentified a piece of space debris called WT1190F as WT1109F.


In a Nov. 12 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misidentified the Peterson Institute for International Economics as the Peterson Institute for Global Economics.

In a Nov. 12 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that President Obama and Vladimir Putin would be attending a meeting in Vienna the following weekend. They will attend a summit in Turkey.

In a Nov. 11 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick misstated that Joe Kennedy was a volunteer football coach at Bremerton High School; he is paid.  

In a Nov. 11 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misspelled former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s last name.


In a Nov. 11 Politics, Reihan Salam misstated that Marco Rubio’s position on immigration put him at odds with “most Republicans.” Recent surveys find that while most Republicans oppose a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, a narrow majority favors offering them legal status in some form.

In a Nov. 10 Future Tense blog post, Lily Hay Newman misstated that Binge On will be available to all T-Mobile customers on Nov. 15. It will become available for new customers on that day and to existing customers on Nov. 19.

In a Nov. 10 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misstated that John Kasich’s and Jeb Bush’s comments during the fourth Republican primary debate suggested that they were not familiar with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Only Kasich’s comments suggested as much. 

In a Nov. 10 Science, Dave Tompkins misspelled Viagra. He also misstated the location of the headquarters of Global Underwater Explorers. It is in High Springs, Florida, not Wakulla Springs.


In a Nov. 10 Slatest, Rachel E. Gross misstated the maximum height for an astronaut; it’s 6-foot-3, not 6-foot. She also misstated when astronaut job applications were due. The application opens on Dec. 14 but is not due until mid-February.

In a Nov. 10 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Veterans Administration.

In a Nov. 10 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled Fox News anchor Bret Baier’s first name.  

In a Nov. 10 XX Factor, Christina Cauterucci misstated the air date of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It will air Dec. 8, not Nov. 10.


In a Nov. 9 Slatest, Claire Landsbaum and Greta Weber misidentified Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon as Richard Nixon.

In a Nov. 9 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated the source of information about crimes allegedly committed by officials of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The information was made public by French authorities, not by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

In a Nov. 5 Movies, Dana Stevens misidentified Ben Bradlee Jr. as the publisher of the Boston Globe at the time of the Spotlight investigation. He was the assistant managing editor. 

In a Nov. 3 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled the Farsi phrase “marg bar Amrika” as “mar bar Amrika.”

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