A roundup of recent corrections in Slate.

A roundup of recent corrections in Slate.

A roundup of recent corrections in Slate.

Slate's mistakes.
May 30 2003 6:34 PM


In an article on whether the NRA backs the U.S. government's weapons ban in Iraq, Timothy Noahstated that the 1994 assault weapons ban outlaws ownership of AK-47s; it outlaws the manufacture of the guns.


In a piece arguing that movie-based video games are inevitably bad, Mark Van de Walle said that Chris Charla designed the game Disney's Tarzan. Charla did not design Disney's Tarzan.

In a piece on the New Pornographers' Electric Version album, Sasha Frere-Jones said that in the Pornographers' song "The New Face of Zero and One," there's a reference to an Adam and the Ants song, "Dog Eat Dog." The reference is to Adam and the Ants' song "Antmusic," not "Dog Eat Dog."

In a piece about the official U.S. statistics on the Iraq air war, Fred Kaplan referred to the A-10 airplane's gun as "twin-barreled." Actually, the A-10's gun has seven barrels.

In an article on Sidney Blumenthal's The Clinton Wars, Michael Isikoff referred to James Bennet as a friend of Sidney Blumenthal's. Bennet is not a friend of Blumenthal's.

In an article about Stephen Glass' The Fabulist, Hanna Rosin referred to Michael X as a fictional character. He is a real person.

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