Slate’s mistakes for the week of Feb. 27.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 27

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 27

Slate's mistakes.
March 3 2017 4:00 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a March 2 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misidentified Maria Jacquemetton as Marie Jacquemetton.

In a March 2 Slatest, Joshua Keating mischaracterized the contacts between Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. They were phone conversations, not meetings.


In a March 2 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Rep. Eliot Engel’s first name.

In a March 1 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misattributed a quote to Douglas W. Alexander. It was said by Jonathan Mitchell.

In a March 1 Slatest, Osita Nwanevu misstated that President Trump made quoted comments about a botched SEAL raid on Tuesday. He made them in an interview on Monday that aired on Tuesday.

In a Feb. 28 Music, Carl Wilson misidentified Dawn Richard as Dawn Richards.


In a Feb. 28 Politics, Henry Grabar misstated that the Iowa legislature had passed a “right to work” bill this year. The bill in question dismantled the state’s collective bargaining laws.

In a Feb. 27 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated that Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner. It was Faye Dunaway who made the announcement.

In a Feb. 27 Brow Beat, Willa Paskin misstated that the winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short was about “the White Hats.” It’s about the White Helmets.

In a Feb. 27 Culturebox, Laura Miller misidentified the Brattle Theatre as the Brattle Theater.

In a Feb. 27 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated the 2017 budget for the Department of Energy’s nuclear program. It is $25 billion, not $18 billion.

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