Slate’s mistakes for the week of Dec. 21.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 21

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 21

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 25 2015 4:08 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Dec. 23 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissman misstated the percentage of young adults among customer in 2014 and 2015. They are 33 and 35 percent respectively, not 17 and 26 percent. 

In a Dec. 23 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misidentified the first name of the chief justice who Ted Cruz clerked for. It was William Rehnquist, not John.


In a Dec. 23 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled Michele Bachmann’s first name.

In a Dec. 21 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that the solstice was at 21:48 Eastern. It is at 23:48 Eastern.

In a Dec. 21 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated the date of the SpaceX rocket landing as Dec. 21 at 01:49 UTC. The date was Dec. 22, due to the time zone difference.

In a Dec. 21 Behold, David Rosenberg misstated photographer Thomas Alleman’s last name.

The Dec. 21 Hang Up and Listen show page misstated that a 1928 medical journal article claimed that Roy Riegels ran the wrong way after suffering a possible concussion. The claim was made in newspaper articles.

In a Dec. 21 Sports Nut, Daniel Engber misidentified Dave Duerson as a former linebacker. He played defensive back.

In an Oct. 23, 2014, Brow Beat, L.V. Anderson omitted instructions for the crushed red pepper in a puttanesca sauce recipe. The recipe has been updated.

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