Mr Corbet. Im sorry to say this but I believe you are partly to blame :(
A reporter with your integrity can do much better than simply republish the blog. Taking this GNOME bashing into account LWN havent done much to put it to an end. By reading Mr Days fine blog it is evident to everyone that GNOME net added a LOT of features.
While many of us have enjoyed LWN and its many good commenters things do get out of hand when the subject is GNOME. The only way to cure it is by stating the obviuos in your articles; GNOME is adding features. It really is that simple!