Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 5

In a Nov. 9 Brow Beat, Hailey Gavin misidentified New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature Classification as the Office of Film and Literature.

In a Nov. 9 Brow Beat, Hailey Gavin misstated that the first game of the 2018 World Chess Championship was won by Magnus Carlsen and was four hours long. The game was a draw and was seven hours long. Gavin also misidentified the game as a “match.” A match is a series of games.

In a Nov. 8 Industry, April Glaser misspelled Hillary Clinton’s first name.


In a Nov. 8 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that Matthew Whitaker previously served as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ chief of state. He served as chief of staff.

In a Nov. 8 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated the age of the Thousands Oaks, California, shooting suspect. He was 28, not 29.


In a Nov. 7 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misidentified Ammar Campa-Najjar as Muslim. Campa-Najjar is Christian.

In a Nov. 7 Politics, Jim Newell misidentified Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray as Rob Cordray.

In a Nov. 7 Slatest, Henry Grabar misspelled Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree’s last name.

In a Nov. 7 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified Matthew Whitaker as Matthew Chambers.

In a Nov. 7 Slatest, Matthew Zeitlin misstated when the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust asked the U.S. attorney general’s office to retrieve Hillary Clinton’s emails. It was in March 2015, not February 2015.


In a Nov. 6 Food, Faith Smith misidentified the book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat as Fat, Salt, Acid, Heat.

In a Nov. 6 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misstated that Chrissy Houlahan decided to run for office when Rep. Ryan Costello declined to seek re-election. She’d already entered the race when he dropped out.

In a Nov. 6 Politics, Josh Voorhees misstated that a runoff in Mississippi’s special election, if needed, would happen in December. It would be on Nov. 27.

In a Nov. 5 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misspelled Steven Yeun’s last name.

In a Nov. 5 Care and Feeding, Nicole Cliffe misspelled Cheez Whiz.


In a Nov. 5 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that Justice Samuel Alito dissented from a Supreme Court order declining to halt a climate change lawsuit. He did not note his dissent.


In a Nov. 4 Politics, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that Lori Lodes works for the Protect Our Care. Lodes left Protect Our Care to co-found Get America Covered

In a Nov. 3 Metropolis, Henry Grabar misidentified New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu as John Sununu.

Due to a photo provider error, a Nov. 2 Politics misattributed the first photograph to Jennifer Keane/ Downtown Women for Change, NYC. It was taken by Liz Essley Whyte.

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