Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 27

In an Aug. 31 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated that the White House said it would sign a trade agreement with Mexico in 30 days. It’s 90 days. He also misstated that the fast-track authority given to Donald Trump by Congress was specifically for NAFTA. That authority exists independent of NAFTA.

Due to an editing error, an Aug. 31 Slow Burn included a transcript for Season 2, Episode 3, rather than Episode 2. It has been updated with the proper transcript.


In an Aug. 29 Future Tense, Mia Armstrong misspelled Michele Reagan’s first name.

In an Aug. 29 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misidentified Navient as the nation’s largest student loan servicer.

In an Aug. 29 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled Stacey Abrams’ first name.

Due to an editing error, the Aug. 24 Gist show page misidentified Kat Chow’s title. She is a reporter at NPR, not a producer.

Due to a production error, a chart in an Aug. 23 Gizmos showing smart speaker sales growth mislabeled two columns, making it appear as though the data was from 2018 rather than 2017.

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