Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of March 9

In a March 13 Faith-Based, Ruth Graham misstated when pastor Brian Tome posted a video urging viewers not to fear the coronavirus. It was this past Monday, not Wednesday.

In a March 12 Picks, the Strategist editors misstated that the Mini Griptilian’s blade was 3.45 inches and its weight was just under 4 ounces. The blade is 2.91 inches in length and the knife weighs 2.81 ounces.

The March 12 Political Gabfest show page misspelled Leon Neyfakh’s last name.


In a March 12 Politics, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated that Steve Bullock did not qualify for any Democratic presidential debates. He qualified for one debate.

Due to an editing error, a March 10 Jurisprudence misidentified the Harvard Law & Policy Review as the Harvard Law Review.


In a March 10 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misidentified Judge Judith W. Rogers as having written the concurring opinion in a case regarding Mueller report redactions. Judge Thomas B. Griffith wrote the concurring opinion.

In a March 10 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Steny Hoyer’s first name.

In a March 10 Sports, Nick Greene misstated that the city of Trieste is in northwest Italy. It’s in northeast Italy.

The March 10 What Next show page misspelled Jordan Weissmann’s last name.


In a March 9 Politics, Maria Bustillos misstated that Wells Fargo’s takings from the scam were customer money; the $12 billion figure used by Elizabeth Warren included other sources of income along with the money that came directly from the customers.

In a March 7 Slatest, Daniel Politi misidentified the British intelligence agency MI6 as M16.

In a March 7 Slatest, Daniel Politi misstated that there were 35,000 people aboard the Grand Princess. There are 3,500.

In a March 4 Medical Examiner, Jeremy Samuel Faust misstated the case fatality rate for the H1N1 pandemic. It is between 0.02 and 0.03 percent, not 1.28 percent.

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