Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
March 9 2007 10:57 AM


In the March 9 "Today's Pictures," a photo caption initially stated that Roy Cohn and Joseph McCarthy served on the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Cohn never served on a committee and McCarthy was a senator, not a member of the House. Another photo caption initially stated that the Rosenbergs had "allegedly" given secrets to the Soviet Union. Since the time the photo was taken, evidence has revealed that the Rosenbergs did give secrets to the Soviet Union.

In the March 8 "Blogging the Bible," David Plotz originally misstated the name of AIPAC. It is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, not the American Israel Political Affairs Committee.


In a March 8 "Technology," Paul Boutin originally stated that most essential software applications keep track of time by counting the milliseconds since Jan. 1, 1970. They count the number of seconds.

In the March 7 "The Big Idea," The Late Show With David Letterman was initially called Late Night With David Letterman. The error was introduced at the copy-editing stage.

In the March 6 "The Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum misspelled Obersalzberg and stated incorrectly that Angela Raubal was born in Linz, Germany. She was born in Linz, Austria.

In the March 6 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi mistakenly wrote that former New York Times writer Kurt Eichenwald had asked Justin Berry to return $2,000 after he decided to write a story about him. He had made the request before deciding to write it.


The March 6 "Today's Pictures" gallery of works by Michelangelo originally included a photo of a statue of Marcus Aurelius; the caption mistakenly stated that Michelangelo had created the statue. This photo has been removed.

In the March 5 "Faith-Based," Holly Lebowitz Rossi incorrectly and in five instances called My Year Inside Radical Islam author Daveed Gartenstein-Ross' job at the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation an internship. It was a job. She also said that Gartenstein-Ross began to pray for the mujahideen in Chechnya. Gartenstein-Ross prayed for the mujahideen in many countries, but the Chechen war had not yet begun at that time.

In a March 5 "Jurisprudence," Emily Bazelon said that the Constitution gives Congress the power "to make and raise Armies." The correct quote is "to raise and support Armies."

In the March 5 "Today's Pictures" Zoom In gallery titled "Sporting Women," Magnum Photos originally misidentified soccer player Kristine Lilly as Mia Hamm.


In the March 2 "Fashion," Alana Newhouse wrote that in American Pastoral, the protagonist's ancestors made gloves. The protagonist and his father were in the glove-making trade.

In the March 2 "Jurisprudence," Dahlia Lithwick erroneously suggested that Carol Lam's replacement for U.S. attorney was a member of the Federalist Party. She is a member of the Federalist Society.

In the March 2 "Movies," Dana Stevens misquoted Morgan Freeman's and Ernest Hemingway's quotes, saying, "Ernest Hemingway once said, 'It's a fine world, and worth fighting for.' I agree with the first part." The quote is, "Ernest Hemingway once said, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part." She also misidentified who asked, "Is there something I could call you that's a little less ominous?" It was Brian Cox's character, not Mark Ruffalo's.

In a March 1 "Book Club" entry, Stephen Metcalf mistakenly wrote the word wasteland in the poem title "The Waste Land"as one word.

In the Feb. 23 "Explainer," Samantha Henig wrongly stated that Britney Spears could be forced to undergo a hair-based drug test as part of her custody battle. The courts in California might ask for urinalysis, not hair testing.

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