Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of July 30

In an Aug. 3 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled the name of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

In an Aug. 3 Users, Heather Schwedel misstated that the Unicode Technical Committee agreed to officially consider a white-wine emoji for review next spring. There is no date set for the full committee to consider the proposal yet.

In an Aug. 2 Brow Beat, Inkoo Kang misattributed pieces from the New York Times’ op-ed team to its editorial board.

In a July 31 Life, Lili Loofbourow misstated that Illeana Douglas never worked for CBS again after the movie Bella Mafia. She did have roles on a few shows on the network, but she said in her New Yorker interview with Ronan Farrow that her encounter with Les Moonves “derailed any future career I would have had at CBS.”

In a July 31 Life, Mark Joseph Stern misidentified Donna Crane as the director of government relations at NARAL Pro-Choice America. She is NARAL’s former director of government relations.

In a July 31 Moneybox, Felix Salmon miscalculated the difference between Peter Kafka’s estimate of the average price of a U.S. movie ticket ($9) and the actual average price according to MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe ($8.73). It is 27 cents, not 17 cents.

Due to an editing error, a July 31 Science misstated the date that the Tubbs fire began in California. It was Oct. 8, not 9.

In a July 31 Slatest, Amy Pollard misidentified food pantries as food banks and misstated that Ruben Canedo was affiliated with UCLA. He’s affiliated with UC–Berkeley.

In a July 31 Slatest, Jeremy Stahl misattributed a quote from a Senate hearing, “So as far as you’re concerned, nothing went wrong,” to Sen. Richard Blumenthal. It was said by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

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