Slate’s mistakes for the week of Aug. 28.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 28

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 28

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 1 2017 4:04 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In a Sept. 1 Future Tense, Will Oremus misidentified the nonprofit of which economist Laurie Johnson is executive director. It’s the Climate Cost Project, not the Carbon Cost Project.

In a Sept. 1 Future Tense, Nick Thieme misspelled Roger Ebert’s first name, misidentified the decade the “three most pernicious adult diseases” would be eliminated, and misidentified the decade of a prediction made by Nikola Tesla.


In a Sept. 1 Outward, Oscar Lopez misidentified Joe Arpaio as a current law enforcement official. Arpaio lost re-election to his longtime post as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2016.

In an Aug. 31 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that Ukraine's 2012 national elections were presidential elections. They were parliamentary elections.

In an Aug. 30 Outward, Kyle Stevens misspelled Tim Gunn’s last name.

In an Aug. 29 Slatest, Rachel Withers misstated how Australian Sen. Larissa Waters got dual Canadian citizenship.


In an Aug. 29 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misquoted a refrain from Trump’s campaign—“draining the swamp”—as “drowning the swamp."

In an Aug. 28 Slatest, Leon Neyfakh misstated that Roy L. Austin served on Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He worked with the task force but did not formally serve on it.

In an Aug. 22 Politics, Michelle Goldberg misstated that Marcus Epstein pleaded guilty to simple assault. He entered an Alford plea to the charge of misdemeanor assault.

In an Aug. 16 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misspelled the title of the film Moulin Rouge.

In an Aug. 4 Future Tense blog post, Mike Godwin misstated which state Sen. Claire McCaskill represents. It’s Missouri, not Connecticut.

In a Feb. 22 Interrogation, Isaac Chotiner misspelled Moon Jae-in’s surname.

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