I've never hidden my preference -- I like Yuna the best among ladies, and I like Brian & Daisuke among men, and S/Z & P/T for pairs. (Don't care about ice dance)
But that doesn't mean if Yuna made mistakes and lost to clean Mao I would go around and make groundless allegations about how Mao cheated or how Mao bribed judges, etc. The entire thing is ridiculous and disrespectful.
Ultimately I watch skating not b/c I like a couple of skaters, but because I love the sport. I've been watching it since I was twelve. There have been times when I was heartbroken because my favorite skater didn't win (Michelle @ Nagano & SLC), but even though Tara & Sarah's skating style just ain't my thing, I would never claim that Tara and Sarah bought out the judging panel and so on b/c they did skate the best at the Oly.
It's difficult for me to see the amount of disrespect and rudeness heaped upon a skater who had two clean performances and won the competition fair and square over others who made visible
mistakes. Even if the target were Patrick Chan, who I do not like, I wouldn't feel comfortable w/ people accusing him of bribery or corruption.