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

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 5

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 5

Slate's mistakes.
Dec. 9 2016 4:02 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Dec. 9 Video, Aymann ismail misstated that Tamer Shaaban co-directed the Redefine Ability campaign. He runs the campaign and co-directed the short film.

In a Dec. 8 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that potential Labor Secretary Andy Puzder would like to open automated restuarants in which no humans are employed. His comments endorsed the use of robots for all roles that involve customer interaction.


In a Dec. 7 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misidentified retired Gen. John Kelly as John Allen.

Due to an editing error, the headline of a Dec. 6 Brow Beat misidentified the title of Lynn Nottage’s current play. It is Sweat, not Steam.

In a Dec. 6 Moneybox blog post, Henry Grabar misidentified music promoter Nihar Bhatt as Neil Bhatt.

In a Dec. 6 Outward, Christina Cauterucci and Jonathan L. Fischer misspelled Edgar Maddison Welch’s middle name.


In a Dec. 5 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misspelled Milwaukee.

In a Dec. 5 Slatest, Joshua Keating misidentified Tony Payan, the director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, as Tom Payan.

In a Dec. 5 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misidentified CNN’s Jake Tapper as Jack Tapper.

In a Dec. 5 Moneybox blog post, Jordan Weissmann misspelled economist Elisa Wulfsberg’s last name.

In a Dec. 2 Outward, Miz Cracker misstated that Project ECHO: LGBT meets monthly; it meets twice monthly. She also misstated that she attended a Project ECHO webinar when it was an ECHO quality improvement session and mischaracterized the professional role of Weitzman Institute Associate Director Wanda Montalvo.

In a Nov. 30 Food, Heather Tirado Gilligan misstated that half of people eligible for WIC get benefits. Half of eligible families get the benefits.

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