Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of June 22

In a June 26 Slatest, Hannah Klein misspelled San Francisco in the photo caption.

In a June 24 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated Rep. Brad Sherman’s age. He is 65, not 66. Kaplan also misidentified J. William Fulbright as J. William Proxmire.

In a June 23 Politics, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled Stacey Abrams’ first name. He also misstated that Abrams ran for Senate in 2018. She ran for governor.

In a June 22 How to Do It, Rich Juzwiak misspelled Patty Smyth’s first name.


In a June 21 Jurisprudence, Austin Sarat misspelled Edmund Randolph’s first name, Rudolph Giuliani’s last name, and Sara Beale’s first name, and misidentified the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys as the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys.

In a June 18 Books, Laura Miller misstated that Melania Trump was accompanied by her husband on a visit to a detention center for migrant children in 2018 during which she wore a jacket with the words “I really don’t care, do u?” painted on the back. Donald Trump did not accompany her on that trip.


In a June 17 Users, Heather Schwedel misstated that Roblox is a video game. It is a video game platform.

In a March 4 Medical Examiner, Jeremy Samuel Faust misstated how many deaths there had been aboard the Diamond Princess. There had been seven deaths at the time of publication, not six.

In a Feb. 10, 2018, Five-Ring Circus, Nick Greene misspelled Henry Kissinger’s last name.

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