Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
June 20 2008 7:48 AM


In a June 19 "Moneybox," Chadwick Matlin misstated that more than one former Enron Broadband executive was convicted in retrials. Only one of the executives was convicted in a subsequent trial, but the conviction did not stand. An appeals court later threw out the verdict.

In the June 19 "Today's Papers," Daniel Politi stated that Congress passed legislation that would have allowed the Justice Department to charge OPEC with violating antitrust laws. That legislation was only passed by the House of Representatives.


The June 18 "Faith-Based" contains a quotation from Einstein biographer Ronald W. Clark that attributes lines from Through the Looking Glass to the Red Queen instead of Humpty Dumpty. Clark also misquoted the lines. The incorrect quotation remains in the piece, but a parenthetical explains Clark's errors.

In a June 17 headline on Slate's home page, Slate's editors referred to Claus von Stauffenberg as a Nazi.  Hitler's would-be assassin was a German officer but not a member of the Nazi Party.

In the June 17 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan mistakenly referred to Saddam's capture as the basis for Bush's declaring "mission accomplished" in May 2003. The basis for claiming an end to major combat was simply Saddam's removal as president.

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