Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Dec. 7

In a Dec. 13 Slatest, Daniel Politi misgendered the Rev. Ianther M. Mills.

In a Dec. 11 Food, Adam Chandler misspelled Muhammad Ali’s first name.

In the Dec. 11 Slate Quiz, Ray Hamel misstated that Rep. Marcia Fudge would be the first Black woman to lead the Cabinet department she has been nominated for.

In a Dec. 10 Brow Beat, Dan Kois mistakenly slagged Jamie Dornan’s Irish accent. Jamie Dornan is Irish.

In a Dec. 10 Politics, Jim Newell misstated that Rep. Marcia Fudge was making her case to be the first Black secretary of agriculture. She would be the first Black woman secretary of agriculture.


In a Dec. 9 Jurisprudence, Jacob Finkel misattributed Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia to Justice Brett Kavanaugh.


In a Dec. 8 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated that James Mattis relied on fellow Army officers while serving as secretary of defense. Mattis was a Marine.

In a Dec. 8 World, Joshua Keating misstated that a CIA officer killed in Somalia in November was the first American killed in the country since 1993.

In a Dec. 7 Brow Beat, Rachelle Hampton misspelled Ann Aguirre’s first and last names.

In a Dec. 6 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misstated that Jon Ossoff’s current Senate run was his second statewide race. His first race in Georgia was for a House seat in the state’s 6th Congressional District.

In a Dec. 6 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated that schools were in the list of things that would have to close under California’s stay-at-home order.

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