I can respect someone that goes on TV and admits with confidence that they're a bigot, even while I completely disrespect them. It's much better than all the closet bigots trying to come up with lame excuses for their bigotry.
Techdirt is definitely analysis rather than a news source, esp. since every article links to an actual news source that Techdirt comments on. Unless you consider what Mike et al says about the news is news, the source is what should be posted on Reddit News instead of Techdirt.
There are plenty of other places on Reddit for Techdirt content.