Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 29

In a Feb. 1 Sports, Jim Saksa originally stated that Philadelphia Phillies fans rallied around manager Charlie Manuel’s rhetorical question, “Why not us?” The rhetorical question was “Why can’t us?” and it was inspired by a Delaware sports radio caller.

In a Jan. 30 Future Tense, Aaron Mak misstated that Tulsi Gabbard is in the Senate. She is a member of the House of Representatives.

In a Jan. 30 Interrogation, Isaac Chotiner misidentified Chinese economist Niu Wenyuan as Lin.

In a Jan. 29 Downtime, Jim Newell misspelled Finnegans Wake. The book’s title does not contain an apostrophe.

Due to an editing error, a Jan. 29 Jurisprudence misstated that Judge Alex Kozinski did not comment on his retirement.

In a Jan. 29 Music, Carl Wilson misidentified Patti LuPone as a septuagenarian. She is 68. He also misidentified the Tom Petty song “Wildflowers” as “Wallflowers.”

In a Jan. 26 Food, Rachelle Hampton misspelled Ostricourt, Ferrero Brands, and Le Parisien.

In a Jan. 26 Movies, Ellin Stein mischaracterized a few of the details of the film A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The off-screen interviewer tells Kenney, “I would say you did redefine comedy,” not “you probably redefined comedy.” The article also originally suggested that all of the food fights were invented by the film, when at least two are partially based in reality. Additionally, it mischaracterized the origins of the film’s final food fight, suggesting that Beard laments the sadness of the funeral in voice-over, throws sushi, and yells, “Food fight!” It’s Kenney who laments the sadness of the funeral and encourages Beard to throw the seafood, and it’s Belushi who yells, “Food fight!” Finally, Beard throws a handful of shrimp cocktail, not sushi.

In a Jan. 25 Science, Neel V. Patel misstated that all previous NASA administrators had a strong science background. Two of them (Sean O’Keefe and James Webb) did not.

In a Jan. 24 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated that a weaker U.S. dollar may have hurt tourism to the U.S. since President Trump took office.

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