Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 8

In a Feb. 11 Future Tense, Nitish Pahwa incorrectly implied that Delhi is located within the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Delhi is its own union territory; Uttar Pradesh is a neighboring state.

In a Feb. 11 Politics, Dahlia Lithwick misidentified Tim Snyder as Tim Stanley.

In a Feb. 10 Picks, Cleo Levin mischaracterized a quote from Jenni Skyler to suggest that Skler said the Magic Wand has many different settings. Skyler said it offered a “diversity of sensation.”

In a Feb. 8 Jurisprudence, Aaron Mak and Mark Joseph Stern misstated that Donald Lee Moak voted to appoint Louis DeJoy as postmaster general.


In a Feb. 8 Metropolis, Henry Grabar misstated that Washington, Missouri, is east of St. Louis. It is west.

In a Feb. 7 Television, June Thomas misstated that Amanda Gorman’s poem would be part of the Super Bowl’s halftime show. It aired before the game.

Due to an editor error, a Feb. 5 Sports misstated that two Kansas City Chiefs players tested positive for COVID-19 the week of the Super Bowl. After a close contact tested positive, both players were placed on the game’s COVID list pending negative tests. Both wound up testing negative and clearing the protocol to play.

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