Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
April 30 2010 6:57 AM


In the April 29 "Explainer," Christopher Beam misspelled the last name of Mexican President Felipe Calderón and incorrectly stated that Portugal is a Spanish-speaking country. He also incorrectly stated that being born in Mexico doesn't automatically make you a citizen.

In an April 29 "Dispatch," Dana Stevens stated that Roland Emmerich was the director of Armageddon. Michael Bay directed that film.


In the April 29 "Culturebox," Jonah Weiner originally stated that Moses was rendered as a giant glowing dreidel. Moses was depicted as the Master Control Program from the film Tron. Who sort of looks like a giant glowing dreidel.

In the April 28 "Jurisprudence," Tim Wu incorrectly referred to a leak of "al-Qaida photos" instead of the Abu Ghraib photos.

In an April 27 "Brow Beat" post, Hillary Busis wrote that The Carrie Diaries is a prequel to the TV series Sex and the City. The book is actually a prequel to the book the series is based on, also called Sex and the City.

In the April 27 "Politics," Christopher Beam incorrectly stated that the SEC lawsuit against Goldman Sachs was a criminal case. It's a civil suit.


In the April 27 "Sports Nut," Tim Marchman stated that Dennis Eckersley didn't run a full count on a single batter in 1988. Eckersley had 21 full counts that season.

In the April 27 "Technology," Farhad Manjoo misspelled Kevin Heinz's first name.

In the April 27 "Television," Troy Patterson misspelled the name of the town of Haplin.

In an April 26 "Politics," John Dickerson incorrectly described an ABC News/Washington Post poll as saying 65 percent of the public supported financial regulatory reform legislation. The poll merely asked whether respondents supported financial regulatory reform in general.

In the April 23 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled journalist Mark Bowden's name.

In an April 21 "Politics," Jordan Michael Smith wrote that Jeffrey Scott Shapiro worked for the Bush administration as a federal prosecutor. He was a prosecutor for the District of Columbia government. The article also misstated where Shapiro visited Bush's nephew, Pierce Bush. They met at Pierce's home in Houston, not at his ranch.

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