Slate’s mistakes for the week of Sept. 12.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 12

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 12

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 16 2016 4:01 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Sept. 16 Culturebox, Forrest Wickman misidentified the National Transportation Safety Board as the National Transportation Security Board.

In a Sept. 15 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misidentified She’s Gotta Have It character Nola Darling as Nora Darling.


In a Sept. 15 Future Tense blog post, Will Oremus misidentified the Cleveland Cavaliers player making a layup as LeBron James. It was Kyrie Irving.

In a Sept. 15 Moneybox, Cathy O’Neil misstated that high rejection rates are bad for colleges’ rankings. High acceptance rates are.

In a Sept. 14 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated the amount of savings achieved by paying 77 cents on the dollar was 33 cents. It’s 23 cents.

In a Sept. 14 Sports Nut, Josh Levin misstated that eight black clergymen wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. accusing him of using “extreme measures” to protest segregation. The clergymen were white.


In a Sept. 13 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misidentified the Ku Klux Klan as the Klu Klux Klan.

Due to a production error, the photo caption on a Sept. 12 Future Tense misidentified the article’s image as the “napalm girl” photo that Facebook removed. It’s a different version of the image; Nick Ut of the Associated Press took the famous version.

In a Sept. 12 Juice, Daniel Gross misidentified the Marcus Hook terminal in Pennsylvania as the Marcellus Hook terminal.

In a Sept. 12 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Reuters.

In a Sept. 12 Sports Nut, Josh Levin misstated that no NFL player stood for the national anthem until 2009. While it wasn’t customary to stand for the anthem prior to 2009, some teams and players did.

In a Sept. 11 Next 20, Laura Miller misstated that author Rainbow Rowell based her novel Carry On on Harry Potter fan fiction. Carry On is not based on her previous work.

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