HOME / Press Box : Media criticism. Don't Fear the Blogger Will somebody please help the Los Angeles Times' David Shaw get a grip? By Jack Shafer|Posted Monday, March 28, 2005, at 10:34 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Press Box articles. Follow the News and Politics section. Follow stories by Jack Shafer. 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 Who Said It: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or Simpsons Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby? Is Wal-Mart in Trouble? Is Amazon to Blame? Is Your State Bird a Stupid State Bird? What It Should Be Instead. Jack Shafer was Slate's editor at large. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at Shafer.Reuters@gmail.com. Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty Click here to load comments.