Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 23

In a March 26 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated the name of the Priorities USA ad that Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter about. It is named “Exponential Threat,” not “Existential Threat.”

In a March 26 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated when New START expires. It’s in February 2021, not 2011.

In a March 26 Wide Angle, Stefan Fatsis misidentified one of the new terms added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as contact spread. The term is contact tracing.

In a March 25 Politics, Daniel Carpenter misidentified the Government Accountability Office as the General Accounting Office.


In a March 25 Television, Sam Adams misspelled Joe Schreibvogel’s last name.

In a March 24 Books, Laura Miller misspelled FAO Schwarz.

In a March 24 How to Do It, Stoya misidentified Go Ask Alex as Go Ask Alice.


In a March 23 Brow Beat, Benjamin Frisch misspelled the name of the game Solitairica.

In a March 23 Brow Beat, Violet Kim misidentified the TV character Jessica Fletcher as Angela Fletcher.

Due to a photo provider error, the photo caption for a March 23 Slatest misspelled the brand name Plaquenil.

In a March 19 Medical Examiner, Shannon Palus misidentified CipherHealth as a company that manages patient flow. It manages communication with patients.

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