Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 2

Due to a photo provider error, the photo caption for a March 6 Medical Examiner misidentified Nancy Pelosi as the House majority leader. She is the House speaker. In the piece, Christina S. Ho also misspelled Osmel Martinez Azcue’s first name.

In a March 5 Politics, Susan Matthews erroneously referred to the 1990 Justice for Janitors strike as the Janitors for Justice strike.

In a March 4 Brow Beat, Cornelia Channing misstated the recent percentage drop in Chinese box-office sales. It’s 99.7 percent, not 97 percent.


In a March 4 Food, Hannah Selinger misidentified the slipper snail as a bivalve. It is a gastropod, a subset of mollusks. Selinger also mischaracterized the feeding habits of the slipper snail. They eat phytoplankton, not other shellfish.

In a March 4 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick misquoted Brett Kavanaugh’s speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court nomination hearing.


In a March 3 Jurisprudence, Julie F. Kay and Kathryn Kolbert misidentified the plaintiff in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt as Whole Women’s Health.

In a March 3 Medical Examiner, Shannon Palus misstated that “cancel for any reason” travel insurance policies might be unavailable for future trips. These policies are unavailable to residents of New York state because of local regulations, which is always the case. Palus also misidentified the American Physical Society as the American Physics Society.

Due to an editing error, a March 2 Life misspelled Angie Rowntree’s last name.

Due to an editing error, a March 2 Future Tense misidentified Alan Beard’s first name in the byline.

In a March 1 Slatest, Daniel Politi misspelled Quinnipiac.

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