Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Oct. 29 2010 7:10 AM


In an Oct. 27th "Jurisprudence," Brad Friedman incorrectly stated the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky between Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway would be determined almost entirely on DRE touch-screen voting machines made by ES&S. Only 23 out of the 120 counties in Kentucky use ES&S DRE equipment. That sentence has been removed from the article.

In the Oct. 27 "Double X," Alexandra Starr misspelled Kirsten Gillibrand's first name.


In the Oct. 27 "Explainer," Brian Palmer misidentified Rick Scott as a candidate for office in California. Scott is running for governor of Florida.

In a Oct. 27 "Politics," John Gravois referred to a government seizure of "134,000 metric tons of marijuana." If that were true, one drug bust would have accounted for almost three years' worth of global marijuana production. The correct figure is 134 metric tons.

In the Oct. 27 "Press Box," Jack Shafer misspelled Barack Obama's first name.

In the Oct. 27 "Today's Pictures," Magnum Photos incorrectly identified St. Philip's Church in Charleston, S.C., as a church in New Orleans' French Quarter.


In an Oct. 26 "Moneybox," Bethany McLean stated that the Federal Home Loan Bank system has filed lawsuits seeking to get banks to buy back a combined $25.6 million in mortgage-backed securities; the amount is $25.6 billion. She also stated that Bank of America might have to repurchase as much as $74 billion in mortgages; the company could lose $74 billion in mortgage repurchases.

In the Oct. 26 "Movies," Dana Stevens misspelled the last name of actress Katie Featherston.

In the Oct. 23 "Politics," David Weigel misquoted historian Rick Perlstein as saying, "The idea that everyone has an opinion of about what they're hearing is both the glory and the tragedy of American democracy." Perlstein said, "The idea that everyone has an opinion worth hearing …"

In the Oct. 22 "The Consumer" column, Timothy Noah referred to "102,000 pending mortgages." He meant 102,000 pending foreclosures.

In the Oct. 22 "History Lesson," David Greenberg misspelled the name of the writer Mark Leibovich.

In the Oct. 22 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan misstated the number of documents in the latest WikiLeaks release.


In the Oct. 21 "Art," Daniel Mason incorrectly described Franz Xaver Messerschmidt as a former Hapsburg court painter. He was a former court sculptor.

In the Oct. 21 "War Stories," Fred Kaplan mistakenly reported that there are 64 blimps over Afghanistan. There are currently 30, and the number will rise to 64 by spring 2011.

In an Oct. 15 "Politics," Christopher Beam misidentified Rand Paul as Ron Paul.

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