Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Corrections from the past week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 6 2005 12:50 PM


In a May 3 "Press Box," Jack Shafer mistakenly referred to a Washington public TV station on the VHF frequency. All three Washington area public TV stations are UHF. The story has been revised to correct the error.


In the May 3 "Today's Blogs" by Darren Everson, the Swift Report was referred to as a conservative blog. It is a satire blog. Also, the article referred credulously to a letter by the "Coalition for Traditional Values," which was part of the Swift Report's spoof.

In a May 2 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah misquoted former President Bill Clinton's famous comment as "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' means." The actual comment was, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." The error was due to a faulty Time magazine transcript.

In a May 2 "In Other Magazines," David Wallace-Wells incorrectly wrote that the release date of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith was May 20. The correct release date is May 19.

The April 28 "Medical Examiner," by Jessie Scanlon included imprecise translations of the Spanish words "beans," "grains," and "dairy." The correction translations for those words are "legumbres," "cereales," and "productos lácteos."

In an April 28 "Moneybox" about skyscrapers, Daniel Gross originally wrote that Hearst was erecting its new tower on Broadway. In fact, the building will be on Eighth Avenue.

In an April 7 "Assessment," James Harding incorrectly said that Jack Abramoff went to high school in Margate, N.J. Abramoff lived in Margate as a child but attended high school in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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