Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Sept. 29 2006 11:40 AM


Due to an editing error, the Sept. 28 "DVD Extras" by Stanley Crouch originally implied that John Wayne was the star of the 1946 film My Darling Clementine. The lead was played by Henry Fonda.

In the Sept. 26 "Medical Examiner," the drop in the "absolute risk" of a heart attack for a person taking Pravachol was misstated. The drop in risk is 2.2 percentage points, not 2.2 percent.


In the Sept. 25 "Today's Blogs," Sonia Smith incorrectly quoted from the transcript of Chris Wallace's interview with Bill Clinton on Fox News Sunday.

In the Sept. 25 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan misstated the venue where Gen. Schoomaker discussed the Army's potentially "broken budget." It was not during a "speech before the National Press Club." According to an Army official who was present, the general made the comment during a Leadership Breakfast "conversation" sponsored by Government Executive magazine, at the National Press Club.

In the Sept. 22 "Highbrow," Meghan O'Rourke incorrectly stated that Arianna Huffington's The Female Woman labeled feminism a movement that would "destroy Western civilization." The book labeled feminism a movement that would "destroy society."

In the Sept. 21 "DVD Extras," Michael Weiss originally and incorrectly stated that the comeuppance in the movie Trading Places hinged on stock fraud. It was commodities fraud.

In the Sept. 18 "Hot Document," Timothy Noah reported that boldfaced mollifying language inserted belatedly by the Vatican into its online English-language translation (from the original German) had never been uttered by Pope Benedict in his controversial speech "about" Islam. The pope did utter those words. They were added belatedly to the Vatican translation to correct their previous omission, not to "revise and extend" the pope's remarks in response to protests.