Slate’s mistakes for the week of Jan. 18.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 18

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 18

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 22 2016 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Jan. 24 Cover Story, Willa Paskin misstated that Elliott Kalan was the only writer to depart after Jon Stewart left The Daily Show. Jo Miller did as well.

In a Jan. 24 Slatest, Sharan Shetty misstated that Tom Brady was sacked on third-and-goal play during the AFC Championship’s final drive. Brady was tackled, then threw an incompletion.


Due to an editing error, a Jan. 22 Science misidentified a formula for a possible prime number as 2n-1. That number should have been rendered as 2n-1.

In a Jan. 21 Culturebox, Isaac Chotiner misidentified Mimi Sheraton as Naomi Sheridan.

In a Jan. 21 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated that a jury sentenced police officer Daniel Holtzclaw to 263 years in prison. It was a judge who issued the sentence.

Due to a photo provider error, the credit on a photograph in a Jan. 20 Future Tense misstated that the photo was courtesy of Chris Berdik. It was taken by Siskanna Naynaha.


Due to an editing error, a Jan. 20 Jurisprudence misstated that the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability executive order defers the deportations of parents of people who arrived in the United States as citizens. It defers the deportations of the parents of citizens or permanent residents. 

In a Jan. 20 Vault, Rebecca Onion misstated that a letter from Amelia Earhart was up for auction. It is for sale. 

In a Jan. 19 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that Flint, Michigan, is still controlled by a state-appointed emergency manager. State control of Flint ended in April 2015.

In a Jan. 15 XX Factor, Christina Cauterucci misstated that the National Coalition for Men filed lawsuits against Chic CEO and Women on Course. Members of the ational Coalition for Men, not the organization itself, filed the suits.

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