HOME / Press Box : Media criticism. By Jodie T. Allen|Posted Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at 2:42 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Press Box articles. Follow the News and Politics section. Follow stories by Jodie T. Allen. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Tornado Destroys Oklahoma City Suburb Is Your State Bird a Stupid State Bird? What It Should Be Instead. How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? Jodie T. Allen is the senior editor at the Pew Research Center. Click here to load comments.