Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 9

In a Dec. 12 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated that Scotland voters rejected independence by a 10 percent margin. It was a 10 percentage point margin.

In a Dec. 12 Wide Angle, Erwin R. Tiongson misidentified the full set of editors of Marianne Moore’s selected letters.

Due to an editing error, a Dec. 11 Gaming misidentified iFlipd as a subscription service for game rentals. It has a premium membership system, but it does offer one-off rentals.

In a Dec. 11 Slatest, Joshua Keating implied that Myanmar can be charged with genocide at the International Court of Justice because it is a U.N. member state. Myanmar can be charged because it has ratified the Genocide Convention.

In a Dec. 11 Sports, Samer Kalaf misstated that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick challenged a referee call of an incomplete pass to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Belichick challenged a call that Kelce was down by contact before fumbling the football.

In a Dec. 10 Movies, Dana Stevens misstated the origin of the opal at the center of Uncut Gems. It’s smuggled from Ethiopia, not Nigeria.

In a Dec. 10 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified New Hampshire as a “noncoastal state.” Part of New Hampshire borders the Atlantic Ocean. Mathis-Lilley also misstated that Iowa Rep. Steve King had been elected to Congress 12 times. The actual number is nine.

The Dec. 9 Decoder Ring show page misspelled Stephen Goranson’s last name.

In a Dec. 8 Television, Sam Adams misstated that Saigon was Watchmen’s 51st state. It is Vietnam.

Due to a production error, the Dec. 8 Working show page misidentified guest Tamara Ortiz. She’s the assistant vice president of transitional housing for Win, not the assistant vice president of supportive housing.

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