Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Nov. 14 2008 7:09 AM


In the Nov. 13 "Human Nature," William Saletan originally wrote that blacks "made the difference" in passing California's Proposition 8. This erroneous calculation was based on a margin of passage of 4 percent. The final margin was 4.6 percent. To prevent Prop 8's passage, blacks would have had to vote against it by a margin of something like 53 percent to 47 percent.

In the Nov. 12 "Number 1" column, Josh Levin originally and incorrectly stated that R5 is the name of a group that uploads pirated movies. It is a format for DVD releases.

In the Nov. 11 "Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum wrote that Jeff Jarvis had heard a speech by Paulo Coelho at the Frankfurt Book Fair that he later wrote about on his blog. He read about the speech before posting on it. It also stated that Jarvis was living hear Ground Zero on 9/11. He was on a PATH train near Ground Zero that morning.

In the Nov. 8 "Today's Papers," Arthur Delaney originally omitted the fact that the recipient of unemployment checks cited in a New York Times article had lost his benefits last month.

In the Nov. 7 "Medical Examiner," Barron H. Lerner incorrectly said that a video made by medical students used a real skeleton. The skeleton was fake.


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