Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 21 2010 7:10 AM


In a May 19 " Jurisprudence," Dahlia Lithwick wrote that William O. Douglas was married three times. He was married four times.

In the May 19 " Music Box," Chris Wilson misspelled composer Aaron Copland's name.


In the May 19 " War Stories," Fred Kaplan originally and incorrectly said that the smart bombs of the early 1990s were guided by radar. They were guided by laser beams.

In the May 18 " Friend or Foe," Lucinda Rosenfeld said a new roommate has three months to find new roommates. He has only two, per the original letter. The article also said that Margie's mother was seeking an MD. Her daughter is the one in medical school.

In the May 18 " Television," Troy Patterson misspelled Kiefer Sutherland's name.

In the May 17 " Books," Alan Wolfe misspelled Asheville, N.C.


In a May 17 " DoubleX," Jessica Grose originally linked to a different Gallup poll than the one under discussion.

In a May 17 " TV Club" entry, Jack Shafer misstated that in an episode of Lost, the Man in Black garroted Zoe. He slashed her throat.

In a Sept. 15, 2000, " Assessment," reprinted on Jan. 6, 2010, David Plotz stated that Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal enlisted in the Marines, rather than ducking the Vietnam draft, and that he was captain of the Harvard swim team. A New York Times investigation of Blumenthal revealed that Blumenthal actually joined the Marine Reserves after receiving numerous draft deferments and never saw combat in Vietnam. The Times also found that Blumenthal was not a member of the Harvard swim team, much less its captain.

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