Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 11

In a March 16 Sports, Nick Greene misstated Duke’s margin of victory over UNC in a basketball game. It was 1 point, not 2.

In a March 15 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Dylann Roof’s first name. Keating also misstated where New Zealand’s Parliament is located. It’s in Wellington, not Auckland.

In a March 15 Slatest, Jordan Weissmann misspelled the New Statesman. He also misstated the location of a deadly white supremacist rally. It was in Charlottesville, Virginia, not Charleston, South Carolina.

In a March 14 Future Tense, Rachel Withers misidentified the brand of scooter involved in Mexico’s first scooter-related fatality. It was a Lime, not a Grin. She also misstated that “angry” locals call the scooters patines del diablo, or “devil’s skates.” That name is used by everyone, not just scooter skeptics.

In a March 14 Television, Inkoo Kang misstated that The Other Two was created by Chris Kelly. The series is created by Kelly and Sarah Schneider.

In a March 13 Brow Beat, Marissa Martinelli misspelled Juilliard.

Due to a production error, a March 13 Culture Gabfest misspelled Gal Gadot’s last name.

In a March 12 Future Tense, Henry Grabar misstated that U.S. airlines have not experienced a passenger fatality in more than a decade. There has been one: Jennifer Riordan was killed by an exploding engine on a Southwest Airlines flight in April.

In a March 12 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated that Lori Loughlin’s daughters each had more than 1 million social media followers. Only one of the daughters has that many followers.

In a March 11 Future Tense, Jeff Wise misstated that MH370 was hijacked. There has been no official cause given for the disappearance of this flight.

Due to a production error, the first image in the March 8 Medical Examiner misidentified the person’s illness as measles. It was hand, foot, and mouth disease. The image has been replaced. Michelle Au also misstated that Tim McAfee is still the director of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. He is the former director.

In a March 6 Slatest, Aaron Mak misstated that Martha McSally began serving in the Air Force in 1998. She began serving in 1988.

In a March 5 Movies, Dana Stevens misstated that Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are husband and wife. They are not married to each other.

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