Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
March 6 2009 7:53 AM


In a March 5 "Chatterbox," Timothy Noah inadvertently substituted a peak-to-peak calculation for a peak-to-trough calculation in measuring the period between a decline in the risk of terrorist attack and an increase in that risk. Rather than "greater than 89" months, he should have written "greater than 44" months.

In a March 5 "Webhead," David Roth originally misspelled the first name of model/actress Jaime King.


In a March 5 "XX Factor" post, June Thomas misspelled the name of Chief Galen Tyrol of Battlestar Galactica.

In the March 5 "XX Factor XXtra," Juliet Lapidos wrote that the resurrection process on the television show Battlestar Galactica happens off-screen for male Cylons. The character Cavil resurrects on-screen in the episode "The Ties That Bind."

In the March 2 "Explainer," an intended reference to the city of Charleston, S.C., was rendered as Charleston, Va. The error was introduced during editing.

In the Feb. 27 " Chatterbox," Timothy Noah neglected to mention, in describing terrorist Eric Rudolph's bombings of two abortion clinics and a gay nightclub, that a security guard was killed at one of the abortion clinics.


In Part 3 of the "Crimea Scene Investigation" "Dispatches," posted Feb. 25, Joshua Kucera originally misstated the construction date of the Khan's Palace of Bakhchisaray. The palace was built in the 16th century. He also stated that Refat Chubarov serves in the Ukrainian parliament. Chubarov is no longer a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

In the Feb. 24 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan erroneously stated that only two F-117s flew into Iraq on the first night of the 1991 Gulf War; the F-117 was used heavily throughout the 30-day air attacks. (Two F-117s were used the first night of the Panama invasion, a year earlier.) He also mistakenly said that Serbian air-defense crews shot down an F-117 in Bosnia while the plane was flying in daylight, when it could be spotted by the human eye. The shoot-down occurred in Kosovo and at night. Finally, he erroneously stated that Gen. Norton Schwartz is the first chief in the Air Force's 62-year history who has never been a fighter pilot; up until the mid-'60s, several were bombardiers. He is, however, the first who's never been a combat pilot. (He rose through special-ops flying cargo-transport planes.)

In the Dec. 31, 2008, "Explainer," quasars were generically referred to as objects. The mistake was introduced at the copy-editing stage.

In an Oct. 29, 2007, "Politics," John Dickerson misidentified an Iowa government teacher as Ted Bowman. His name is Tod.

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