If you want to see a prime example of a straw man argument, check out Isaac Chotiner’s response to the issue of the passive voice in reporting. In answer to your questions, Isaac: Terrorists set off bombs and behead individuals. Militias conduct sectarian killings. Corrupt police are the problem we need to tackle. Heck, I seem to remember writing about some of this in The New Republic. The question of voice in writing is not a liberal versus conservative issue, and is a problem across the board. Are you really defending the omission of subjects in journalism?