Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 14

In a Sept. 20 Future Tense, Jonathan L. Fischer misspelled Oracle CEO Safra Catz’s last name.

In a Sept. 20 Slatest, Tom Scocca misstated that Donald Trump held a rally in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday. It was in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

In a Sept. 19 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Roe in the court case Roe v. Wade.

In a Sept. 19 Slatest, Daniel Politi misspelled Tim Kaine’s first name and Quinnipiac.

In a Sept. 18 History, L.D. Burnett misidentified historian Wilfred McClay as William McClay and misidentified his book Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story as Land of Promise.


In a Sept. 18 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misspelled Gonzales in the court case Gonzales v. Carhart.

A Sept. 18 The Gist page misspelled Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last name.


In a Sept. 16 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated that the number of daily coronavirus deaths in the U.S. was similar to the total number of coronavirus deaths in Germany.

In a Sept. 15 Medical Examiner, Joshua Keating misstated that the Northern Mariana Islands was a Compact of Free Association country. It is a U.S. commonwealth.

In a Sept. 13 Politics, Uché Blackstock misstated that 2.6 percent of Black women are doctors. That percentage of physicians are Black women. Her quote has been edited.

A July 11, 2012, History contained a photo of Canadian wrestler John Joseph “Skull” Murphy that misidentified him as Ed Murphy. The photo has been removed.

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