Too funny Phil. I know we lean in opposite directions, but I find myself agreeing with you on quite a few things - dislike of Huffing & Puffington being the latest.
So, I have to ask; was Frankenstein simply Einstein being frank?
It's a professional thing - as a hard-working web dev I can't stand link baiting in any form. Of course, where we might not agree is that I think pretty much all American-based "news" sites are crap. Internationally, it depends. The BBC and France24 are great at just giving you info. Full disclosure, I work for F24 and so consider it the best news source ever, and I listen to World News from the BBC on the radio every morning.
Also I am very get-offa-my-lawn about website comments, something too many sites have these days. Too much hatred and not enough insight, but then again that's the world for you today. I didn't read the comments from the article linked above, but knowing sites like these, there's going to be someone saying BEER IS BAD and then another person calling that person a socialist/communist/fascist/racist or something.