Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 5

In an Aug. 8 Future Tense, Jane C. Hu misstated that artist Richard Prince won a copyright lawsuit brought against him. The case is ongoing.

In an Aug. 7 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misidentified Rick Berman as a “firearms, tobacco, and fossil fuel lobbyist.” Berman has never worked on gun-related issues.

In an Aug. 7 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated that more than 2 million people will soon be facing “famine” in Somalia. It’s more accurate to say they will soon be facing acute hunger.

In an Aug. 6 Jurisprudence, Paul Horvitz misstated that a nine-judge panel rejected complaints against Brett Kavanaugh. It was a seven-judge panel.

In an Aug. 6 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated that one of the legal tools for declaring China a currency manipulator doesn’t proscribe a specific punishment. The tool actually lets the Trump administration pick from a list of punishments that are less severe than the tariffs already in place.

In an Aug. 6 Science, Kelsey Arp misstated that the man who cut open a snake in a video had an 18-foot-long knife. It was 18 inches.

In an Aug. 6 Slatest, Ashley Feinberg misstated that Mickey Rooney’s stereotypical character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was Chinese. He was meant to be Japanese.

In an Aug. 5 World, Catesby Holmes misspelled urban planner Marcelo Lungo’s last name.

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