Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 12

Due to a production error, the photo caption on a Nov. 16 Sports misidentified Fabiano Caruana as Magnus Carlsen.

In a Nov. 15 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated that California’s Orange and Los Angeles counties have 20 million registered voters between them. The state of California has 20 million registered voters, not those two counties alone.

In a Nov. 15 Food, Rachelle Hampton misspelled Manhattan.

In a Nov. 14 Future Tense, Eric Null misstated when the Federal Communications Commission passed broadband privacy protection rules. It was in October 2016, not January 2017.


In a Nov. 14 Jurisprudence, Walter M. Shaub Jr. misspelled former Attorney General Elliot Richardson’s first name.

In a Nov. 13 Brow Beat, Eric Harvey misstated that no then-current cast member has previously hosted Saturday Night Live. In 1982, cast member Eddie Murphy hosted the show when his 48 Hours co-star Nick Nolte fell ill at the last minute.


In a Nov. 13 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that Republicans approved gerrymandered maps over unanimous Democratic consent. They approved the maps over unanimous Democratic dissent.

In a Nov. 13 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated that Amazon would receive $1.7 from the state of New York for moving its new office to Queens. The correct figure is $1.7 billion.

In a Nov. 13 Slatest, Josh Voorhees misspelled Ohio congressional candidate Danny O’Connor’s last name.

Due to a production error, a Nov. 12 Future Tense originally misidentified the author.

In a Nov. 12 Science, Sofie Werthan misidentified the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

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