Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 4

In a May 9 Music, Jack Hamilton misstated that “Tutti Frutti” was on Little Richard’s original demo tape for Specialty Records.

In a May 8 Slatest, Ashley Feinberg misstated that the SCOTUS arguments section during which a toilet flush was heard was the court’s second-ever livestream of oral arguments. It was their third-ever livestream of arguments.

In a May 7 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that the Supreme Court edited the toilet flush out of its official release of Wednesday’s oral arguments audio. The court did not edit the flush out.


In a May 6 Politics, Jim Newell misstated Justin Walker’s age. It is 37, not 38. He also misidentified the Payment Protection Program as the Payroll Protection Program.

In a May 6 Television, Cornelia Channing misspelled Robert Mueller’s last name.


In a May 6 Television, Heather Schwedel misidentified the Equal Rights Amendment as the Equal Rights Act. She also misspelled Rosemary Thomson’s last name.

In a May 6 World, Isaac Stone Fish misstated that Kim Yo-jong was the youngest child of Kim Jong-un. She is the youngest child of Kim Jong-il.

In a May 5 Sports, Leander Schaerlaeckens misstated that one of Donald Trump’s varsity baseball coaches, Michael McCann, had died. He is alive.

A May 4 Life misquoted a line from a William Butler Yeats poem. In “The Second Coming,” Yeats wrote, “The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,” not “The blood red tide is loosed.”

In a May 3 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misspelled Andrew Lloyd Webber’s last name.

In a May 3 Sports, Nick Greene misspelled Steve Fainaru’s last name.

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