“… your right to be a complete asshole who no one likes…”
But no, we do not have to be an asshole to disdain the shamelessness of this society.
Most of your examples are just nitty-gritty. The true shamelessness is from the true powerful, such as the String-war in physics. While most of us thinking that physicists are honorable scholars, they are in fact the most shameless peoples in this world. Peter Woit in his “Not even Wrong” blog tried to show this point without much success because most of you (honorable persons) are afraid of judging the validity of the arguments on those debates. Now, I have provided an easy to read summary for any layperson at (https://tienzengong.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/paul-steinhardts-remorse-popperianism-and-beauty-contest/ ). Now, no one has any excuse for allowing the continuing shamelessness in physics community.