Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 24

In an Oct. 28 Slate Quiz, Ray Hamel misstated that a gubernatorial candidate said that abortion decisions should be made among the “woman, doctor, [and] local political leaders.” It was a Senate candidate.

In an Oct. 28 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated the conditions under which the U.S. would not use nuclear weapons first.

Due to a production error, an Oct. 26 Movies misidentified Warren Hospital as being in Pittsburgh. It was in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

In an Oct. 26 Books, Jack Hamilton misspelled author Jon Wiener’s last name.


In an Oct. 25 Politics, Shirin Ali misstated that Republican presidents held the White House for six consecutive terms as Gen X aged. Republicans held the White House for three consecutive terms. Ali also misstated that Ronald Reagan was elected in 1981. He was elected in 1980 and took office in 1981.

In an Oct. 24 Sports, Henry Grabar misstated Lionel Jospin’s age. He’s 85, not 84.

In an Oct. 19 Care and Feeding, Emily McCombs misstated that ADDitude is dedicated to autism. It is dedicated to ADHD.

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