Slate’s mistakes for the week of Oct. 9.

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 9

Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 9

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 13 2017 4:03 AM


Slate’s mistakes.

In an Oct. 13 Outward, Evan Urquhart misstated the name of David France's film, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. He also misspelled Sylvia Rivera's first name.

In an Oct. 12 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misstated the amount of Puerto Rico’s debt. It’s $72 billion, not $72.


In an Oct. 12 Technology, Heather Schwedel misstated that parents using a new Amazon feature have 30 minutes to approve or deny their kids’ charges using text messages. Parents have 48 hours to approve, have 30 minutes to cancel orders that have already gone through, and can do this in text message or by other means.

An Oct. 11 Brow Beat misidentified Sandra Bernhard as Sarah Bernhard.

In an Oct. 11 DoubleX, Christina Cauterucci mischaracterized the subject of a personal essay by Liz Meriwether.

In an Oct. 11 Good Fight, Yascha Mounk misstated that populist governments could soon dominate countries from the North Sea to the Aegean. It should have been from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean.


In an Oct. 11 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled University of Tennessee Knoxville professor Stuart Brotman’s last name.

In an Oct. 11 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated the number of people arrested in Turkey's post-coup crackdown. It has been thousands, not hundreds.

In an Oct. 11 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Fethullah Gulen’s first name.

In an Oct. 11 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misidentified Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos as Jose Campos.


In an Oct. 11 Slatest, Mark Joseph Stern misstated the second drug in a medical abortion. It is misoprostol, not mifepristone.

Due to a production error, an Oct. 10 Future Tense about cryptographer Agnes Meyer Driscoll contained a photograph of a different Agnes Meyer. The incorrect photo has been replaced.

In an Oct. 10 Science, Eleanor Cummins misstated that Diablo winds blow from the ocean. They blow toward the ocean.

In an Oct. 10 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated the number of homes that had been destroyed by wildfires in California. At the time, 1,500 homes and businesses, not 2,000, were being reported as burned.

Due to an editing error, an Oct. 9 Always Right misstated that GetHuman doesn't track how often menu options change. The company does track that information.

In an Oct. 8 Slatest, Nick Greene misstated that both the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts were 0–4 ahead of their game that day. The Colts were 1–3.

In an Oct. 6 Better Life Lab, Brigid Schulte misstated that an all-male panel called #WhenWomenThrive took place at the World Economic Forum. The panel was hosted by Mercer and held parallel with the World Economic Forum in Davos, not as part of it.

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