Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Feb. 5

In a Feb. 9 Brow Beat, Studio 360 misstated the release date of Black Panther. It comes out Feb. 16, not Feb. 20.


In a Feb. 9 the Goods, Ruth Graham misstated that the word STAND is located on the special-edition P938 Sig Sauer gun’s ejection port. It is located on the slide.

In a Feb. 8 Future Tense, April Glaser misstated the office Dick Cheney was running for in his 1978 congressional campaign and John Perry Barlow’s age at his time of death. He was 70.

In a Feb. 8 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misspelled Dwyane Wade’s first name.

In a Feb. 7 Politics, Jamelle Bouie misstated that the U.S. Supreme Court had affirmed a decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court had rejected an appeal of that decision.


In a Feb. 7 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misstated in the headline that both of White House aide Rob Porter’s ex-wives accused him of punching and choking them. Only his first wife alleges those specific actions. Mathis-Lilley also misidentified the site that broke the story as a British tabloid. The is U.S.-based.

In a Feb. 7 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misstated that Wynn Resorts owns the casinos Mirage, Treasure Island, and the Bellagio. Wynn founded these casinos, but his company no longer owns them.

In a Feb. 7 War Stories, Fred Kaplan cited out-of-date numbers of American nuclear weapons. In the U.S. arsenal, there are currently 400 land-based ICBMS, not 440; 280 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, not 288; and 60 nuclear-capable bombers, not 113. These submarines and bombers are capable of holding 2,768 nuclear bombs, not 2,070.

In a Feb. 6 Interrogation, Isaac Chotiner misstated Steve Coll’s academic affiliation. He is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, not at NYU.


In a Feb. 5 Ad Report Card, Justin Peters misspelled Missy Elliott’s last name.

In a Feb. 5 Sports, Henry Grabar misstated the number of celebration-related arrests in Philadelphia after Sunday’s Super Bowl. Early Monday, the mayor’s office had reported three arrests, but as of publication time, the police commissioner had reported four.

In a Feb. 5 Sports, Justin Peters misidentified Craig Morton as having played for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII. He played for the Broncos. It also misidentified the 42nd-best Super Bowl as the 10th worst. It is the 11th worst.

In a Feb. 1 Science, Frank Bures said that white matter tract changes are a sign of mass hysteria, when in fact the connection has not yet been researched, though white matter abnormalities are associated with functional disorders like those seen in the Cuban case.


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