Bonds and Clemons are no brainers though as stated.
I'm not sure what your argument is about "revisionist history", but I'm with you on the voting process being extremely antiquated. The idea that a bunch of sportswriters should be the ones deciding who the game's best players are/were is pompous. I'd like to see more input from fellow players and even fans included.
Biggio should have gotten in. As for the Dopers, McGwire and Sosa shouldn't sniff the HOF. Niether should Palmerio with his finger waiving bs before congress, ya he has 3,000 hits but he is a dick in my mind. Bonds and Clemons would probably have been great with or with out so meh.. Let them in. Donnie baseball not being in at this point is a joke I would include Jack Morris and Lee Smith in that as well.
In my mind, if it is the official MLB Hall of Fame, you let them all in. Because baseball knwoingly allowed them to compete,a dn after the fact chose to do nothing to the records they accumulated. Bud Selig has completely destroyed the integrity of his game, and how anyone defends him I will never know. I am fairly certain he stillwould not be testing for steroids if the US Congress has not gotten involved.
Although the selection process using the BBWA is not perfect, it is probably the best alternative.
In the 60's and 70's the veterans committee was controlled by ex-players Frankie Frisch and Bill Terry. The pushed in some of their old teammates who where very un-deserving. Jim Bottomley. Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Dave Bancroft, Freddie Lindstrom, Russ Youngs and George Kelly. Youngs and Hafey had less than 1500 hits, Lindstrom and Kelly less than 1800. Haines was 210-158 with a 3.64 ERA.