The Umbara arc was one that definitely needed a follow-up. As far as the media, I remember some mention of Palpatine controlling the Holonet completely by the end of the war. There could definitely be a twist on the Krell story, especially if Palpatine or any Senator wanted to make the clones look good in order to increase funding for the war. I'm not familiar with most of the C-canon cases that CT and Rob have been discussing but as far as Baby Ludi, my impression is that the Jedi were trying to do the right thing and the whole situation just ended up making them look bad. They rescued a kid from an earthquake, thinking that she was orphaned. Seems compassionate to me. And when the mother showed up some time later, Mace Windu assumed that the child had been too steeped in Jedi philosophy to safely be returned to "regular" society. Anakin used a similar line of reasoning in No Prisoners when explaining why he couldn't just leave the Order when he married Padme--his connection to the Force was part of his blood and just severing it would be impossible. I can see where the Jedi were coming from, and I can also see how a general public which does not understand the nature of Jedi training, could find such a philosophy suspicious.