Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 28

In an Oct. 4 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated that Saturday Night Live would have its 99th season in 2084. That year would have the show’s 109th season.

In an Oct. 4 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misstated that the Onion’s “Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am in White House Driveway” article was published on May 9, 2009. It was published on May 5, 2009.

In an Oct. 3 Medical Examiner, Shannon Palus misstated that the antibody treatment Donald Trump is taking is polyclonal. It is monoclonal.


In an Oct. 2 Jurisprudence, Richard Hasen misspelled Chiafalo.

In an Oct. 2 Slatest, Joshua Keating misspelled Mikhail Mishustin’s last name.

In an Oct. 1 Future Tense, Aaron Mak misidentified the National Republican Congressional Committee as the National Republican Campaign Committee.

In a Sept. 30 Movies, Dan Kois misstated the type of dementia Dick Johnson suffers from in Dick Johnson Is Dead. He is diagnosed with another dementia, not specifically Alzheimer’s.


In a Sept. 29 Books, Laura Miller misidentified the protagonist of The Big Sleep as Sam Spade. The novel’s protagonist is Philip Marlowe.

In a Sept. 29 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misidentified a photo of Chris Wallace as Chris Matthews.

In a Sept. 28 Slatest, Aaron Mak misstated that the estimated number of golfers in the U.S. fell since 2007 by between 22 million and 23 million. It was by between 7 million and 8 million.


In a Sept. 28 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified General Motors as the manufacturer of an electric truck at a Monday White House event. The truck was made by Lordstown Motors, a company that operates out of a former GM plant.

In a Sept. 25 Politics, Joel Anderson misstated that Breonna Taylor was killed in her bed. She died in the hallway of her apartment.

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