Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 18

In a May 22 Future Tense, Sarah Katz misidentified Google Meet as Google Meets and misspelled Ocoee, the name of a city in Florida.

In a May 21 Books, Laura Miller misstated the young Coriolanus Snow’s nickname. It’s Coryo, not Corya.

In a May 20 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misspelled Cory Wilson’s first name.

In a May 20 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. At the time of publication, there were more than 1.5 million confirmed cases, not 1.5 cases.


In a May 20 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misidentified Mitch McConnell as Mike McConnell and misstated that McConnell fears losing control of Congress; his party only controls the Senate. Kaplan also misstated that Rex Tillerson referred to Donald Trump as a “fucking idiot.” The phrase he reportedly used was “fucking moron.”


In a May 19 Jurisprudence, A.T. McWilliams misidentified Ahmaud Arbery’s shooter as Gregory McMichaels rather than Travis McMichaels.

In a May 18 Wide Angle, Joshua Keating misspelled Peter Pomerantsev’s last name.

In a May 16 Life, Jeff Snowbarger misattributed a Corinthians Bible quote to Leviticus.

In a May 15 Medical Examiner, Stephen Beckett and Joshua Weitz misstated that all Georgia tests are dated to when the results come back. Tests are most frequently assigned to the date of symptom onset; only if that date is unknown are they assigned to the date the test was performed.

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