Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 15

In a June 18 Books, Laura Miller misstated that Melania Trump grew up in “Soviet Yugoslavia.” Melania Trump grew up in the former Yugoslavia, which was not part of the Soviet Union

In a June 18 Music, Carl Wilson misidentified the director of the documentary Recorder as Matt Ward. His name is Matt Wolf.

In a June 17 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misspelled Theresa May’s first name.

In a June 16 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick and Scott Pilutik misidentified Bradley Moss as a staffer at Above the Law. He is an attorney specializing in security clearances.


In a June 15 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misidentified Roger Severino as the Health and Human Services secretary. He is the director of the Office of Civil Rights for that department.

In a June 15 Future Tense, Natasha Frost misidentified Martin Cetron as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s director of global mitigation and quarantine. He is the director of global migration and quarantine.

In a June 13 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated that Gen. Mark Milley had apologized to the graduating class at West Point for appearing at a partisan photo-op with President Donald Trump. He apologized to the graduating class of the National Defense University. Kaplan also misspelled Neville Chamberlain’s last name.

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