Jake, in journalism, quoting only the most lurid phrases of a discussion has a name. And the media that normally does this are tabloids... LWN.net isn't supposed to be one. Right?
In the end, your entire write-up is a quite shallow attempt at avoiding to describe what true technical issues were being brought up in that discussion, the reasoning behind some of the patches, the lack of intention to understand or listen to them by some of the kernel developers, and so forth.
Doesn't seem like you held to your usually higher standards when writing this one. Unfortunate.