Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 19 2006 10:12 AM


In a May 18 "Today's Papers," Eric Umansky originally cited the Washington Post as saying Senate Democrats supported a provision to build a wall along the border in order to give them "political cover." The Post had written that Democrats' "political cover" consisted of support for the bill by labor and immigrant groups.


In the May 17 "Today's Blogs," Michael Weiss misspelled the name of the blog Capitoilette.

In the May 17 "Today's Pictures," Magnum misidentified the 59th annual Cannes Film Festival as the 60th.

In a May 16 "Television" dispatch from the network upfronts, Troy Patterson misspelled the name of actor Kelsey Grammer.

In a May 16 "Today's Pictures," Magnum Photos incorrectly identified a picture as having been taken from the top of the Empire State Building. The photo was taken from the top of Rockefeller Center.

In a May 12 "Good Word," Jesse Sheidlower misspelled the name of copywriter Ray Del Savio.

In an April 10 "Good Word," Jesse Sheidlower originally stated that Global Language Monitor proclaimed that there are exactly 988,968 words in English. In fact, GLM's site, while giving an exact figure, does state that it is merely an estimate. Also, the Slate podcast that accompanied the piece originally stated that GLM sent out press releases about its word count; in fact, the company did not do so.

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