Here's the problem with exploits, once it is known one exists, it's only a matter of time before someone else goes looking for it and finds it. That's why it's important to apply security patches as quickly as possible, because the updates are reverse engineered to discover the flaw and new exploits created from that. Now that it is known that a 5c, at least, can be cracked, the clock is ticking.
Of course they don't want to help. Every phone that is out there that a LEO want's into, is another chance to find a judge willing to order Apple to do it. At which point they get exactly what they wanted in this case. If they keep throwing it at the wall, eventually one will stick.
On that same note, the states require seat belt use. If there are terrorists in the US, the government has taken steps to keep them alive long enough to carry out an attack. Isn't that supporting terrorism? If we're going to go crazy, we might as well dive in head first.
Honestly, just consider the minority of users who use ad blockers as loss leaders. Odds are, if the article is good enough, it may be shared and bring in other users that would not have normally come to the site and probably don't use an ad blocker.
Either way, there are enough news sources these days, if they want to actively encourage people not to use them as a source, somebody else will be welcoming.