Slate’s mistakes for the week of Nov. 7.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 7

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 7

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 11 2016 4:05 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

A home page headline for a Nov. 13 Brow Beat misstated that the Trump skit aired on SNL this past Saturday night. It aired in 2015.

Due to a production error, a photo caption in a Nov. 11 DoubleX misidentified Jared Kushner as John Kushner.


In a Nov. 11 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled reporter Andrew Kaczynski’s last name.

Due to an editing error, a Nov. 10 Future Tense misstated that when you use the communications app Signal, Open Whisper Systems, which operates Signal, can see the data (though it doesn't log it). Open Whisper Systems can see only the metadata, not the contents of the messages.

In a Nov. 10 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Roosevelt fellow Mike Konczal’s last name.

In a Nov. 10 Science, Andrew Gelman misidentified the poker term inside straight as insight straight.


In a Nov. 9 Moneybox, Henry Grabar misstated that a candidate with no first-place votes could win a ranked-choice election. If you have no first-place votes, you cannot win a ranked-choice election.

In a Nov. 9 Slatest, June Thomas misstated that the broadsheet Toronto Star is a tabloid.

In a Nov. 8 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misstated that CNN had at the time declared the races in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia as too close to call. They were too early to call.

In a Nov. 8 Explainer, Laura Wagner misstated that the Javits Center is in Brooklyn. It is in Manhattan.


In a Nov. 7 Do the Math, Jordan Ellenberg misidentified the person behind a polling model. It belongs to Andy Hoagland, not Mike Cisneros; Mike Cisneros visualizes Hoagland's work.

In a Nov. 7 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misquoted Donald Trump as saying Hillary Clinton’s plan “will important generations of terrorism, extremism, and radicalism.” He said that it will “import” those issues.

In a Nove. 7 Politics, Ashley Jardina, Sean McElwee, and Spencer Piston misidentified Nour Kteily as a professor at Northwestern. He is part of the Kellogg School of Management.

In a Nov. 7 XX Factor, L.V. Anderson misstated that Vicki Williams currently resides in Clinton, Maryland. Williams lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

A photo in a Nov. 4 Sports Nut has been removed because the names of the people in the image could not be verified.

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