Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 21

In a Feb. 24 Future Tense, Alejandra Caraballo conflated two separate incidents that happened to two separate LGBTQ students. The erroneous reference was removed.

In a Feb. 24 Politics, Jeremy Stahl misidentified Mitch McConnell as the Senate majority leader. McConnell is the Senate minority leader.

In a Feb. 22 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misidentified Czech leader Alexander Dubcek as Czech president and misstated that he reached out to the European Union. Dubcek reached out to Western Europe.

In a Feb. 21 Life, Liz Krieger misquoted Lydia Elle. She said, “I have forgotten important things for her and I feel terrible I may have messed up her experience,” not “I have forgotten important things for them, and they never let me forget it.”


In a Feb. 20 Life, Rebecca Onion misspelled Christopher Sarson’s last name.

In a Feb. 20 Television, Allegra Frank misstated the title of W. Kamau Bell’s show. It is United Shades of America, not United States of America.

Due to an editing error, the caption on a Feb. 18 World misidentified a photograph taken in Lviv, Ukraine, as taken in Kyiv. The photo was replaced.

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