If Google News were a person, would he/she be a Republican? That’s the question J.D. Lasica asks in Balancing Act: How News Portals Serve Up Political Stories. One of the issues seems to be that of depth vs. editorial selection, a point raised by Chris Sherman in Is Google News Biased? I agree; when your goal is the biggest scope of coverage, you have to sacrifice some amount of editorial control over the stories that are selected.