Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 21

In a May 25 Wide Angle, Lili Loofbourow misquoted Jessica Walter as having asked the New York Times’ Sopan Deb to describe the “testosterone in the room.” She asked him to describe the “testosterone in this room.”

In a May 24 Family, Mark Joseph Stern mistakenly referred to the time period of the piece as the term of the George H.W. Bush administration.

In a May 24 Brow Beat, Lena Wilson misquoted Samantha Bee as saying, “We spend more than $6 million a year on this bloated, unaccountable, cruel department.” It’s $6 billion.

In a May 23 Good Fight, Yascha Mounk misidentified the organization Patriots and Pragmatists as Pragmatists and Patriots.

In a May 23 Politics, Osita Nwanevu misstated that a Democratic primary had happened last week in Nevada. The primary took place in Nebraska.

In a May 23 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated that Sterling Brown played in a playoff game against the Boston Celtics after being arrested; he suited up and played 27 minutes in a regular season game against the Brooklyn Nets.

In a May 20 Gizmos, Christina Bonnington misstated that Google introduced the first male voice option for its Google Assistant at its I/O conference. It had added a male voice in October.

In a May 18 Science, the image showing the range of spectrograms included the wrong spectrogram for “moderate Laurel.” It has been updated.

An image credit in a slideshow in a June 6, 2012, Brow Beat misidentified the illustrator of the cover of the 1953 edition of Fahrenheit 451. It was Joseph Mugnaini, not Joe Pernaciaro.

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