In a Nov. 19 "Ballot Box," William Saletan originally referred to "Edwards' boast that 'no one is better prepared' to be president." Edwards' exact statement was, "The road to the White House starts right here in Iowa, and it is time for us to choose a new president of the United States. And no one is better prepared or understands better what has happened in America." The Edwards campaign contends that the phrase "no one is better prepared" was meant to refer to the first half of the preceding sentence (Iowans), not to the second half (the candidate running for president, i.e., Edwards). The reference was removed.
In a Nov. 17 "Television" article,Dennis Cass called Yasser Seirawan a four-time grandmaster. In fact, the term "grandmaster" is a lifetime title, making the "four-time" superfluous.
In a Nov. 10 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah inadvertently abbreviated the title of Danny Goldberg's book on youth culture and ideology. Its full title is Dispatches From the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit.