Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 13 2010 6:58 AM


In an Aug. 13 "Brow Beat" post, Noreen Malone originally credited the wrong Saturday Night Live comedian with lampooning the Cathy comic-strip character. It was Andy Samberg, not Adam Sandler. Ack!

In his Aug 12. "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled the last name of Weeb Ewbank.


In the Aug. 12 "Politics," David Weigel misidentified the Kentucky district represented by John Yarmuth. It's the 3rd District, not the 1st.

In the Aug. 12 Slatest, Jessica Loudis misidentified Rod Blagojevich as the former governor of Chicago. He's the former governor of Illinois.

In an Aug. 11 "Politics," Christopher Beam incorrectly suggested that associate professors do not have tenure. In most cases, they do.

In the Aug. 10 Slatest, Jessica Loudis misspelled pundit Greg Gutfeld's last name as Gutfield.


In the Aug. 9 "Jurisprudence," Emily Bazelon misstated the year of the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas. The case was decided in 2003, not 2000.

In an Aug. 9 "Politics," John Dickerson classified the book Zeitoun by Dave Eggers as fiction; it is nonfiction.  He also misidentified Last Call as The Last Call.

In an Aug. 9 "Politics," David Weigel misstated a FreedomWorks spokesman's description of the effect of rallies on Tea Party supporters. The rallies will give activists the confidence to beat candidates FreedomWorks opposes, not to beat candidates FreedomWorks supports.

In an Aug. 8 "Politics," David Weigel misspelled the name of the Gadsden Revolutionary-era flag as Gadsen.


In the Aug. 6 "Explainer," Brian Palmer stated that Judge Kimba Wood sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. She serves on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

In the Aug. 6 "Movies," Julia Turner misspelled the first name of Japanese director Miyazaki. It is Hayao, not Hideo.

In the Aug. 4 "Jurisprudence" on the Prop 8 decision Dahlia Lithwick erroneously attributed the line "moral disapproval, without any other asserted state interest,' has never been a rational basis for legislation" to Anthony Kennedy. That line was in fact penned by Sandra Day O'Connor.

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