In response to the editorial on what constitutes science news,1 I applaud the reporters for giving us "the good, the bad, and the ugly." The whole story is very important. I wouldn't want to make a decision on an item just knowing the half-truth. I'd be highly suspicious of anything that was reported as always sunny.
Anything affecting science, as you say, is news. Be it good or bad, it needs to be told.
It's disturbing to see one story reported several different ways from several different sites/reporters/journals because someone didn't want to include the good or the bad. Bias to one side or the other doesn't make it news ... it becomes opinion.
So keep reporting all sides of the story.
I did not read your initial report of W. French Anderson's illegal actions, but I have to say that I disagree with the position...