Duncan Black thinks that Mark Leibovich of the New York Times should eschew the passive voice:
Eschaton: Fresh from obsessing about Hillary Clinton's panties the New York Times has moved on to treating Nancy Pelosi, the longest-serving member of the House Intelligence Committee, as a 17 year old girl about to have her coming out party. My favorite was this paragraph:
As the prospect of a Democratic majority gains credibility and Ms. Pelosi is more visible, she is also subjected to the speculation and analysis about her hair, makeup and clothes that any woman positioned for such a big job often must endure.
Ah, the passive voice. Who is subjecting her to such speculation? Why, Mark Leibovich is! In the pages of the paper of record.
Strunk and White would agree.