It ain’t about the skin, nor any kind of ‘tards.
The whole ethos of ‘the press’ that we used to respect has been infected with the same Fin de siècle ‘anything goes’ attitude that infected the Banksters on Wall St. as well.
Angst about Y2K (which, with much effort, was everted, and not a hoax), 2012 End-of-The-World, and the extension of the ‘Go-Go’ ’80s Merger Mania all collaborated to leave ethics as an exercise for (deprecated) intellectuals and innocents in the minds of most hipsters. Get it now, ‘cause it’s all going to #@!! anyway. So here we are, cleaning up after the party.