Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Jan. 28 2011 7:15 AM


Red pen.

In a Jan. 28 "Barack Obama's Facebook Feed," Christopher Beam and Chris Wilson misspelled Liu Xiaobo's name.

In the Jan. 27 "Moneybox," Annie Lowrey made erroneous reference to a "South Carolina law" instead of the Georgia law under discussion. She also misspelled the unit of Norwegian currency, the krone.


In a Jan. 26 "Explainer," Brian Palmer stated that no one no one has ever campaigned for a single agency to govern anadromous fish like salmon, and suggested that the federal regulatory regime for salmon regulations has not been controversial. Politicians have moved to consolidate fisheries management in a single agency, and salmon regulation is a hot button issue in the Pacific Northwest. He also misidentified NOAA as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; it is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In the Jan. 26 "Food," Nadia Arumugam provided two contradictory estimates of average chicken consumption in the United States in 1970 versus 1985.

In the ongoing  "Lean/Lock" game for the Oscars, the category listing actress Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone incorrectly displayed a photo of Lauren Sweetser.

In a Jan. 25 "Silver Lining," Emily Yoffe wrote that 40 percent of all 85-year-olds have Alzheimer's and failed to note that other forms of dementia are included in that statistic. She also misspelled Brett Favre's name and misattributed a Slate blog post by Jody Rosen to Nathan Heller.

In the Jan. 24 "Clean Plate" blog entry, Ellen Tarlin inaccurately stated that corn syrup is the third ingredient on Cocoa Puffs cereal ingredient list. This was based on the panel of an old box. Cocoa Puffs formula has since been updated and corn meal is now the third ingredient. She also said the cereal contains 14 grams of sugar, also based on the panel of an old box. Cocoa Puffs has since reduced the serving size from 1 cup to three-quarters of a cup and a serving now contains 10 grams of sugar. An image of the old ingredients list was removed.


In the Jan. 24 "Explainer," Brian Palmer stated that the explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo airport occurred on Monday night. It was Monday afternoon.

In the Jan. 24 "Oscars," Grady Hendrix mistakenly stated that the movie Confessions won an Oscar last year. It won in 2008.

In a Jan. 24 "Politics," David Weigel misspelled Sen. Jon Kyl's last name.

In the Jan. 21 "Explainer," Stayton Bonner stated that Italian wind power sells for a guaranteed 180 euros per kilowatt-hour. That number is way too high. It should be 300 euros per megawatt-hour.

Due to a production error in the Jan. 21 "Explainer," a photograph of John Gotti's lawyer was originally mislabeled as Gotti.

In a Jan. 21 "Jurisprudence," Dennis Curtis and Judith Resnik misspelled the last name of artist Constance Baker Motley.

In a Dec. 9, 2010, "Movies," Dana Stevens originally and incorrectly stated that Alice's daughters were played by the real-life Eklund/Ward sisters. They were not.

Slate strives to correct all errors of fact. If you've seen an error in our pages, let us know at General comments should be posted in our reader discussion forum "The Fray" or our comments sections at the bottom of each article.

Like Slate on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.