Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
April 22 2005 11:04 AM


In the April 22 "Today's Papers," Eric Umansky originally stated that a Los Angeles Times piece on new allegations against John Bolton did not credit Newsweek for first reporting the allegations. In fact, the paper did give credit.


In an April 21 "Number 1," Brendan I. Koerner wrote that the Nashville Network became Country Music Television. The two were actually sister networks.

In an April 20 "Today's Blogs," Bidisha Banerjee originally stated that DadTalk is the blog of an L.A. Times systems consultant. It is actually the blog of an L.A. Times systems analyst.

In an April 19 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah stated that the GOP holds 56 seats in the Senate. The correct number is 55.

In an April 19 "Faith-Based," Jack Miles incorrectly identified Robert Drinan as being affiliated with Boston College. Drinan is a faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center. The article also incorrectly stated that Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Mass took place in Chicago's Grant Park.

In an April 19 "Obit," Jennifer Abrahamson incorrectly stated that Zahraa, a 3-year-old Iraqi, suffered first-degree burns in an accidental munitions strike. In fact, they were third-degree burns.

In an April 15 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan originally reported that the Reliable Replacement Warhead program consumed $1.3 billion in this year's military budget. In fact, that is the amount for the Department of Energy's "directed [nuclear] stockpile work," of which the Reliable Replacement Warhead comprises a very small portion.

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