The many self-references in the article makes it look insincere, but the article does contain actual news, too. It is therefore not as bad as you may think it is and no real harm is being done here. It is simply not as good as it could be. It does not make it bad, but only you have lost your reference point. For the same reason do I also see no moral dilemma here to call it unethical. The self-references are at best too much information for those who read here frequently. Well, and to call it tabloid journalism would you need to show that they are doing it to blur and to obscure facts, which I am not seeing being done here either.
What would have been nice, and this is a different matter, is how well the compiler does in its current state. It is one thing to recite the Changes file, another to criticise the actual development. The later requires a whole lot of knowledge over compilers, standards, testing and who is being affected it. It sure is not something one can scribble up in a summer hole.