Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
Feb. 11 2011 7:06 AM


Red pen.

In a Feb. 11 "Explainer," Brian Palmer incorrectly stated that Egyptian President Nasser was assassinated in 1981. In fact, it was his successor, Anwar Sadat. The column also put the size of the Egyptian military at 47,000 instead of 470,000.

Due to an editing error, a Feb. 11 "DoubleX" said that Riverhead Press was helmed by a woman. It has a female editorial director, but its publisher is a man. 

In the Feb. 4-9 "Palinisms," Greta Van Susteren's name was originally misspelled.

In the Feb. 8 "Books," Tom Shone stated that Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart's relationship began on the set of The Big Sleep. It started on the set of To Have and Have Not. Shone also misspelled Katharine Hepburn's first name and stated that Bogart's third wife, Mayo "Sluggy" Methot, was his second wife.

In the Feb. 7 "Ad Report Card," John Swansburg misspelled Wookiee and Aztec.

In the Feb. 7 Slatest, Meredith Simons incorrectly identified former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as George W.'s older brother. George W. is the oldest; Jeb is the second-born.

In the Feb. 7 Slatest, Sonia Van Gilder Cooke misidentified the Green Bay Packers as a Florida team and misspelled Pittsburgh in a headline.

In the Feb. 7 "Spectator," Ron Rosenbaum originally transposed the words former and latter, inadvertently suggesting that the Allies used Hitler to defeat Stalin, rather than vice versa.

In a Feb. 7 "Sports Nut" dialogue entry, Stefan Fatsis incorrectly claimed the phrase "Trying to shake out the cobwebs is Roethlisberger" was an example of "object-subject-verb pretension." The correct order is verb, object, subject.


Because of a production error, a Feb. 6 "FT" article, reprinted from the Financial Times, about writer Michael Lewis featured a photograph of Michael V. Lewis, CEO of the 3-D tech company Real D.

In the Feb. 5 "Fighting Words," Christopher Hitchens described a conversation about Ronald Reagan as taking place "a bit more than 20 years" after the 1976 Republican Convention. The conversation took place a bit more than 10 years after the convention.

In the Feb. 4 "Explainer," Julia Felsenthal incorrectly stated that Hepatitis A is a blood-borne disease. Only Hepatitis B and C are blood-borne.

In the Feb. 4 "Movies," Dana Stevens misidentified the son of the character Jack in The Other Woman as Jack's stepson.

In a Feb. 4 "Oscars," Paul Devlin misspelled the name of a wolf from Nordic mythology. It is Fenrir, not Fenir. He also [SPOILER ALERT] misidentified the arm that the protagonist of True Grit loses in the film. She loses her left arm, not her right arm.

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