Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 17

In a May 21 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misidentified Jeremy Gray as James Gray.

In a May 20 Politics, William Saletan misstated that in the Economist/YouGov poll, the pro-Trump Republican candidate, without help from dissenting Republican voters, would lose to the Democratic candidate by 7 points. Dissenting Republican voters would account for only part of that deficit. The full 7-point gap would be the result of losing all voters—Republicans, Democrats, and independents—who had supported the anti-Trump Republican candidate.


In a May 19 Video Games, Karen Han misspelled character Freddy Krueger’s last name.

Due to a transcription error, a May 18 Life misquoted Taylor Jones as saying the certified level of accuracy for courtroom transcriptions in Philadelphia is 90 to 95 percent. It is 95 to 98 percent.


In a May 18 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misspelled Lecia Brooks’ first name.

In a May 17 Television, Sarah Halle Corey misspelled Busy Philipps’ last name. She also misidentified the TV show I May Destroy You as I Will Destroy You.

A May 15 Brow Beat misspelled the name of CNN’s RidicuList.

Due to a transcription error, a May 14 Life misquoted Robin DiAngelo as saying she uses her platform “to amplify Black racism.” She said she uses her platform “to amplify Black voices.”

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