Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of May 29

In a June 1 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misidentified the location of Kanye West’s listening party. It was in Wyoming, not Wisconsin.


In a June 1 Brow Beat, Lena Wilson wrote that Spotify was rolling back its anti-hate content policy. It is moving away from its policies concerning “hateful conduct.”

In a June 1 Politics, Christina Cauterucci misstated that Diane Foley had never been licensed to practice medicine in Colorado. She was, under the name Deborah.

In a June 1 Users, Heather Schwedel misstated that a paywall bug affected the New Yorker’s site for a year and change. It was eight months.

Due to a production error, a photo caption in a May 31 Family misidentified Celeste Blau’s son, Finneas, as Noah.


In a May 31 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misstated the year that Bloomberg valued Donald Trump’s fortune at $3 billion. It was 2016, not 2015.

In a May 31 Television, Willa Paskin misidentified a character from Transparent as Moira. The character’s name is Maura.

In a May 30 Wide Angle, Lili Loofbourow misidentified Eric Bolling as a Fox News host. He is a former Fox News host.

In a May 30 Future Tense, Heather Schwedel misspelled Martin Shkreli’s last name.


In a May 29 Brow Beat, Sam Adams misstated Wanda Sykes’ former position on Roseanne. She was a member of the show’s writing staff, not its head writer.

In a May 29 Brow Beat, Willa Paskin misidentified Roseanne Barr’s character on Roseanne as Roseanne Arnold. She’s Roseanne Conner.

In a May 29 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misspelled RedState contributor Sarah Rumpf’s last name.

Due to a production error, a May 24 Television misidentified Kiki Sukezane as Rinko Kikuchi. In this piece, Lili Loofbourow also misidentified Evan Rachel Wood as Rachel Evan Wood.


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