Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Corrections from the last week.

Slate's mistakes.
May 13 2011 6:54 AM


Red pen.

On Slate's May 12 home page, a cover promotion for an article on The Root carried the incorrect byline of Lynn Nottage. The piece was written by Abdul Ali; Nottage is a playwright mentioned in the article.

In the May 12 "Gallery," Elizabeth Weingarten mistakenly referred to Hong Kong as being in Japan.


In the May 12 "Good Word," Ben Yagoda misstated the name of the Linguistic Society of America as the Linguistics Society of America.

In the May 11 "Crime," Christopher Beam incorrectly attributed a quote from The Silence of the Lambs to the character Hannibal Lecter. It was spoken by Clarice Starling.

In the May 10 "Jurisprudence," Dahlia Lithwick misspelled the first name of Judge Norman Moon and misstated that 4th Circuit Judge Andre M. Davis was originally nominated by President Clinton in 1990. He was originally nominated by Clinton in 2000.

Due to an editing error, the May 9 "Best Policy" mistakenly described the Supreme Court decision to limit the right to "class-arbitration" as being 5-3. It was 5-4.


In the May 9 "Gaming," Chris Suellentrop originally stated that the protagonist of Portal and Portal 2 wears orange pants and a white sleeveless top. In the original game, she wears a full orange jumpsuit; in the sequel, she ties the top half of the jumpsuit around her waist, revealing the white top.

In the May 9 "Press Box," Jack Shafer wrote that one of the home videos captured by U.S. commandos depicted Osama Bin Laden channel-surfing from a couch. Bin Laden was sitting on either a pillow or a carpet.

In a May 9 "Slatest" post, Josh Voorhees misidentified Bristol Palin's son as Trigg. His name is Tripp.

In the May 5 "Bull-E," Emily Bazelon misstated an ethical standard for prosecutors in Massachusetts. The correct standard in the state is that prosecutors may only prosecute a charge that the prosecutor knows is supported by probable cause. The American Bar Association also says that prosecutors should only file charges when they know they have sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction.

In the April 29 "Doonan," Simon Doonan misspelled Wallis Simpson's name.

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