Slate’s mistakes for the week of Sept. 5.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 5

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 5

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 9 2016 4:02 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Sept. 11 Slatest, Daniel Politi misstated that a Politico article looked at what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were doing on Sept. 11, 2011. It covered what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001.

In a Sept. 10 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misspelled actor Peter MacNicol’s last name.


In a Sept. 9 Outward, Evan Urquhart misidentified George Habieb as a Pride Center ambassador. He is a staffer.

In a Sept. 8 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated that Charles Dance played Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones. Dance played Tywin Lannister.

In a Sept. 8 Dear Prudence, Mallory Ortberg misidentified the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization as Big Brother, Big Sister.

In a Sept. 8 Moneybox, Joshua Keating misstated that Egypt has spent more than $8 million to improve the Suez Canal. It has spent more than $8 billion on the project.


In a Sept. 8 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misidentified the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities as the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities. He also misspelled Louisiana.

In a Sept. 7 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated when the new iPhone and PlayStation were announced. It was Wednesday, not Tuesday.

In a Sept. 7 Climate Desk, Will Greenberg misattributed the statistic about how much rainfall Louisiana received in a recent rainstorm to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study. That stat came from a Capital Weather Gang story.

In a Sept. 7 Moneybox blog post, Henry Grabar misidentified the Center for Economic and Policy Research as the Center for Policy and Economic Research.


In a Sept. 6 Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait misstated that a Mars probe was lost as an incorrect thrust was applied when the probe entered Mars orbit, but the maneuver was executed a week before orbital insertion.

In a Sept. 6 Brow Beat post, Sam Adams misstated that Lights Out made more than $125 million in the U.S. The thriller made more than $135 million worldwide.

In a Sept. 6 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misstated that Laureate Education earned $4.3 billion in 2015. It made $4.4 billion in 2014. He also misstated that 17 percent of Laureate’s 2015 revenue came from the United States. Sixteen percent did.

In a Sept. 6 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated the number of countries that have signed the treaty banning cluster munitions. It is 119 not 116.

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