Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 5 2007 10:39 AM


In the Oct. 4 "Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum wrote that To Catch a Predator aired on ABC. It aired on NBC.

In the Oct. 3 "Today's Pictures," Magnum Photos initially wrote, incorrectly, that Oct. 3 marks the 27th anniversary of Germany's reunification. It marks the 17th.


In the Oct. 2 "Chatterbox" "Bush Cabinet Quiz," Timothy Noah mistakenly identified the agriculture secretary as Mike Johanns and the veterans affairs secretary as Jim Nicholson. Both men have vacated those posts within the past two weeks. Johanns was succeeded by acting Secretary Chuck Conner, and Nicholson was succeeded by acting Secretary Gordon Mansfield. Both errors were due to the author's reliance on the official White House Web page on Bush's Cabinet, which had not been updated. In addition, Noah misspelled the name of the Commerce secretary, Carlos Gutierrez. This error was his fault alone.

In the Oct. 2 "Sports Nut," Justin Peters originally misstated the save total and ERA of Cleveland Indians pitcher Joe Borowski.

In the Oct. 1 "Explainer," Michelle Tsai incorrectly described how an abductee slipped her handcuffs from behind her back; she slid them underneath her legs, not over her head.

In the Oct. 1 "Today's Blogs," Bidisha Banerjee incorrectly identified Jonny Greenwood as Radiohead's drummer. Greenwood plays guitar.

In the Sept. 28 "Explainer," David Sessions incorrectly referred to an outbreak of mad cow disease in the late 1960s. That was an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease; mad cow was not discovered until the late 1980s. Sessions also misspelled Juan Lubroth's name.

In the Sept. 21 "Design," Michael Hsu wrote that many of Japan's Muji outlets are kiosks in subway stations. There are only 15 such kiosks, and they're located in train stations.

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