Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of April 19

In an April 22 Medical Examiner, Elena DeBré misidentified Sheryl Recinos as a nurse. She is a physician.

Due to an editing error, an April 22 Television misidentified Michael Schur as a creator of Superstore.

In an April 21 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated how police killed George Floyd. It was not a shooting.

In an April 21 Television, Anna Nordberg misidentified the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Marvel Comics Universe.

In an April 20 Jurisprudence, Dahlia Lithwick misstated that Sonia Sotomayor was paid a $33,000 advance for her autobiography. The advance was $1.175 million.


In an April 20 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated that Walter Mondale won 49 electoral votes in 1984, losing in the biggest landslide since 1972. It was only 13 votes and an even bigger landslide than 1972. Kaplan also misspelled Jesse Jackson’s first name.

In an April 19 Future Tense, Elena DeBré misidentified Western Oregon University as the University of Western Oregon.

Due to an editing error, an April 19 Politics misidentified Kyrsten Sinema as a second-term senator. She is a first-term senator.

In a March 15 Jurisprudence, Mark Joseph Stern misstated that the petitioner in Mancini v. Tacoma was Black.

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