Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 3 2004 1:56 PM


In a Sept. 1 "Ballot Box," William Saletan said that Arnold Schwarzenegger described the exchange of views between Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon as a debate. There were no debates in that campaign. Schwarzenegger was talking about watching both candidates and comparing their positions.


In the Aug. 30 "Fighting Words," Christopher Hitchens originally and incorrectly referred to Richard le Gallienne, the translator of Omar Khayyam, as Robert le Gallienne.

Due to an error introduced during copy-editing, a "Low Concept" from Aug. 30 originally had the wrong state abbreviation for Nome, Alaska. It read "Nome, Ala.," which is the abbreviation for Alabama.

In an Aug. 30 "Moneybox" on Olympic medal predictions Daniel Gross originally said the United States increased its medal total by "nearly 10 percent, from 93 to 103." In fact, the U.S. won 97 medals in 2000. So the U.S. increased its medal total by about 6.2 percent.

In an Aug. 28 "Five Ring Circus," Dana Stevens originally stated that Jim Thorpe competed in the modern pentathlon. In fact, Thorpe participated in the pentathlon.


In an Aug. 27 "Culturebox," Rob Long suggested that Britney Spears was from Orlando. In fact, she's from Kentwood, La.

In an Aug. 27 "On the Trail" Chris Suellentrop stated incorrectly that CNN's Late Edition broadcast a Kerry campaign ad called "Old Tricks" that contained remarks made by John McCain during a 2000 presidential debate. In fact, CNN aired a portion of McCain's remarks using the actual debate footage.

In an Aug. 23 "Fighting Words," Christopher Hitchens originally stated that the faculty of the New School voted to ask the school's president Bob Kerrey to resign. It was actually the New School's graduate students who voted for his resignation.

An Oct.1, 2003 "Moneybox" Daniel Gross misspelled Thorstein Veblen's first name as "Thorsten."

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