Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Jan. 18

In a Jan. 22 Slatest, Joshua Keating misstated that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s wife was poisoned along with him in 2018. It was his daughter.

In a Jan. 20 Downtime, Heather Schwedel misstated that Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman to run for president. She was the first Black woman to run for president as a major-party candidate.

In a Jan. 20 Future Tense, Kelsey Atherton misstated Robert Farley’s academic affiliation. Farley is a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, not Patterson University. Atherton also misstated that the Space Force has no publicly acknowledged weapons. It does have one, a reversible jammer.


In a Jan. 20 Medical Examiner, Shannon Palus misspelled Anthony Fauci’s last name.

Due to an editing error, a Jan. 19 Jurisprudence misstated that the 2019 El Paso, Texas, mass shooting took place at a mall. It took place at a Walmart.

Due to a production error, a photo illustration on a Jan. 15 Television was misattributed. The collage contains an image from Star Trek Continues, which is an independent production.

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