Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Aug. 6 2010 7:00 AM


In an Aug. 5 "Politics," John Dickerson omitted a phrase in a quote by Mitch McConnell so it mistakenly read, "[H]e figures he's going to be seeing a lot more in the future." It should have read, "[H]e figures he's going to be seeing a lot more of me in the future."

In an Aug. 5 "Dispatch," Sarah A. Topol misidentified Royal Jordanian Airlines as "Jordanian Airways."


In the Aug. 5 "Little-Guy Economy," Jill Priluck mistakenly wrote that Amazon e-books had outsold print books over a particular period; they outsold hardcover books only. Priluck also mistakenly wrote that Electric Literature's co-founder is Andy Hunger; his name is Andy Hunter.

Because of a copy-editing error, a caption on a photograph in an Aug. 5 "Politics" incorrectly referred to Obama Bin Laden instead of Osama Bin Laden.

In the Aug. 5 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan mistakenly reported that Article 134 in the Manual for Courts-Martial was part of Article 134 in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

In the Aug. 4 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misstated the price a Florida couple was charging for a pair of cemetery plots and burial vaults they were selling. The mistaken passage was removed.


In the Aug. 4 "Medical Examiner," Joanne Kenen misspelled the name of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In an Aug. 3 "Politics," John Dickerson misspelled Michele Bachmann's first name.

In the Aug. 2 "DoubleX," Bedford Hope referred to Johnny Weir as openly gay. Weir is not. Hope also misspelled the first name of JonBenét Ramsey.

In the July 29 "Dispatches," Zac Unger originally described Jaffa as a "mixed Arab-Israeli town." The correct description is "mixed Arab Israeli-Jewish Israeli town."

In the July 29 "Politics," John Dickerson mistakenly described the central character in The Stranger as "an unrepentant killer of Arabs." The character, Meursault, killed only one Arab.

In a July 29 "Explainer," Juliet Lapidos wrote that an illegal immigrant pulled over for a traffic violation in Colorado might eventually be charged with illegal entry. The immigrant would probably be charged with unlawful presence. It's difficult to prosecute illegal entry in the interior because it must be proved, usually by witnessing the act, rather than just inferred.

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