Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 2.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 2

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 2

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 6 2017 4:03 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 6 Outward, Ahmed El Hady and Scott Long included comment from an OutRight Action International employee who was not authorized to speak on behalf of the organization. The post has been updated with an official comment.

In an Oct. 6 Politics, Daniel Engber misidentified two crime statistics as having come from the same Bureau of Justice Statistics report. They were from separate reports.


In an Oct. 5 Better Life Lab, Lindsay Bernhagen misidentified Western Carolina University as West Carolina University.

In an Oct. 5 Brow Beat, Laura Miller misspelled the name of the school in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. It is Hailsham, not Halisham.

In an Oct. 5 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misidentified Ronan Farrow as Rowan Farrow.

In an Oct. 5 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Liu Xiaobo’s given name.


In an Oct. 4 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misquoted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She said that, in a politically gerrymandered state, the minority party can get a majority of seats in the legislature.

In the photo caption of an Oct. 3 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misidentified country musician Caleb Keeter as being second from the right. He is second from the left.

In an Oct. 3 Future Tense blog post, Aaron Mak misstated that Uber had asked the judge in the Uber–Waymo lawsuit over self-driving car technology to bar the public from entering the courtroom for crucial portions of the trial. It was Waymo that made the request.

In an Oct. 3 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misattributed a quote by Mick Mulvaney to an interview with Bloomberg. It was from an interview with CNN.


In an Oct. 3 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s first name.

In an Oct. 2 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misspelled the name of the band Traveling Wilburys.

In an Oct. 2 Brow Beat, Marissa Martinelli misspelled the name of the band Traveling Wilburys.

In an Oct. 2 Future Tense, April Glaser misspelled Samuel Woolley’s last name.

In an Oct. 2 Interrogation, Isaac Chotiner misquoted David Remnick as saying “reign” rather than “brain” at one point.

Slate strives to correct all errors of fact. If you’ve seen an error in our pages, let us know at General comments should be posted in our Comments sections at the bottom of each article.