In a word: No.
Allen Brill at The Right Christians is criticizing "Christian Hawks" for their response, or lack of response, in regard to the whole Plame affair. Among his criticisms, was this:
Catholic blogger Chris Burgwald writes a lot at Veritas about the alleged negative skewing of media coverage of Iraq, but as of Wednesday morning, there was not a word discussing the Plame scandal. 1
Protestant Mark Byron attacks Paul Krugman's blistering tone about Bush corruption in today's New York Times, but avoids mentioning the most recent accusations made against the administration.
This is a criticism that I have never liked. I can understand critiquing people because of what they said, but griping because they said nothing at all? That has always seemed totally bizarre to me. It's hardly a type of argument that is used exclusively on one side of the aisle, but it's certainly one I've heard from a lot of people about this Plame issue.
Let me just make some points here.
1. We are still very early on in this issue and, Brill's opinion of Novak's statements aside, there still isn't any actual evidence that a law has been broken. 2. Even if a crime has been committed, there isn't any evidence of who did it. 3. Not even professional opinion writers are required to opine about everything. Criticizing people for writing about a story this early in the cycle seems, well, ridiculous. No conclusion can be drawn about someone not writing about something. Maybe they just don't have an opinion. Maybe they don't think it's a big deal. Maybe they're still weighing the evidence. 4. There is even less obligation for a blogger to write about a story. Bloggers, with few exceptions, write pretty much for their own benefit. Telling bloggers that they have some sort of requirement to write about something just because you think an issue is important doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, although it seems happen quite a bit.
Was that enough of a rant?
1Burgwald has now weighed in as a response to Brill's post.
Update - If you want a better discussion of this topic, check out Eugene Volokh.