In addition to taking great care to avoid mentioning the political leanings of the L.A. madman, the media has also done a fine job of ignoring the latest late-term abortion death. Whatever one's stance on the abortion issue, it's difficult to justify the level of media silence on this one, in any sort of rational and dispassionate terms. Rest assured that if such an incident came from the offices of a conservative "hero" or "evangelist," we'd hear about it, and as part of a great "narrative," not as an isolated news tidbit. Media bias has always been largely about which stories the press decides not to tell.
Also, I seem to recall hearing a few very loud lectures from Barack Obama and Joe Biden recently, in which it was asserted that if we can save just one life by banning something, it's worth a try.