Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
March 4 2011 7:14 AM


Red pen.

In a March 3 "Politics," John Dickerson incorrectly claimed Mike Huckabee stated that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Huckabee had said Obama was raised in Kanya.

In the March 3 "Press Box," Jack Shafer mistakenly stated that the Associated Press runs editor credits on some of its stories. It does not.

In a March 3 "Slatest" post, Meredith Simons incorrectly stated that Brandon Davies was the BYU men's basketball team's leading scorer. He was the team's leading rebounder and third-leading scorer.

In a March 2 " A Fine Whine," Farhad Manjoo misspelled the first name of Winona Ryder. He also originally claimed that NPR's audience has declined over the last five years. NPR's listenership has actually increased since plateauing between 2003 and 2007.


In a March 2 " Slatest" item, Meredith Simons stated that Steven Spielberg would potentially direct a film about WikiLeaks. While the movie could become a DreamWorks project, Spielberg is neither directing nor producing the film.

In a March 2 " XX Factor" blog post, KJ Dell'Antonia mistitled the book Bedknob and Broomstickas Bedknob and Broomsticks.

In a March 2 " XX Factor" blog post, Jessica Grose misspelled basketball player Scottie Pippen's name.

In a March 2 "Brow Beat" blog post, Nina Shen Rastogi stated that the day marked the 170th birthday of Dr. Seuss; in fact, it was the author's 107th birthday.

In a Feb. 28 "Explainer," Brian Palmer wrote that the TSA granted air traffic controllers collective bargaining rights. Air traffic controllers work under the authority of the FAA.


In the Feb. 28 " Foreigners," Anne Applebaum misspelled Michèle Alliot-Marie's forename.

In the Feb. 25 " Brow Beat" post on the worst performances to ever win an Oscar included a reader nomination for Melanie Griffith's performance in Working Girl; Griffith was nominated for an Oscar that film, but did not win. Also, Vivien Leigh's first name was misspelled.

In a Feb. 25 " Jurisprudence," Simon Lazarus and Timothy Jost stated that a Medicaid expansion would cover all American adults with incomes under 138 percent above the federal poverty line. Rather, the expansion will cover adults with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line.

In an Oct. 8 "Movies," Dana Stevens misquoted a line of dialogue from The Social Network. The character Erica refers to Mark going through life "thinking girls don't like you because you're a nerd," not "because you're a tech geek."

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