Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 31.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 31

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 31

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 4 2016 4:00 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Nov. 4 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misstated that line in the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was the most defamatory one in the piece. The jury in that defamation case did not ultimately rule on whether it was defamatory or not.

In a Nov. 2 Climate Desk, Tom Philpott misstated that Donald Trump splits his time between Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Trump splits his time between Manhattan and Palm Beach.


In a Nov. 2 Future Tense blog post, Suzanne Monyak misstated that Adobe Flash was owned by Microsoft. It is not.

In a Nov. 2 Future Tense blog post, Will Oremus misidentified Steve Spinner as Ro Khanna’s ex-campaign chairman. Spinner is Khanna’s current campaign chairman.

In a Nov. 2 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated when a University of Maryland poll was published. It Tuesday, not Wednesday.

In a Nov. 1 Future Tense blog post, L.V. Anderson misstated when Starbucks released its new cups. It was Tuesday, not Thursday.


In a Nov. 1 Future Tense, Andrew Gelman cited as an example of simple aggregation. uses a Bayesian model, which it shares upon request.

Due to an editing error, a Nov. 1 Future Tense blog post misidentified the location of the butt-shaped water tower known as the Peachoid. It is in South Carolina, not Georgia.

The Nov. 1 Gist show page misidentified Republican state Rep. John Faso of New York as anti-Trump. Faso is ambivalent about the candidate. It also misstated that Zephyr Teachout supports carbon pricing. The candidate’s campaign says that she does not.

In a Nov. 1 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misattributed a Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget study to the Congressional Budget Office.

In an Oct. 31 Cover Story, Franklin Foer misstated that Richard Burt serves on the senior advisory board of Alfa Bank. He no longer sits on that board.

In an Oct. 31 Jurisprudence, Akhil Reed Amar misstated that J. Edgar Hoover did not have any legal training. Hoover earned a bachelor of laws degree and a master of laws degree from George Washington University.

In a May 27 Science, Kate Baggaley misspelled Charles Gerba’s last name.

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