You do realize that TFM is a satirical site correct?
“Lee had a responsibility as a professional commentator”
That is a a bit of stretch. You are effectively shaming the Onion for not reporting the news properly. Anyone who takes what TFM writes as a serious piece has missed the point already.
The story your are calling out is Sandwiched between.
Instagram Babe Of The Day: Hailie From California State University, Fullerton
Does that sound like a “Professional Commentator” to you?