Peanut... why can't Internet magazines have a set agenda and a specific audience? Surely being on the internet rather than on paper doesn't make any difference to the target audience, the subject matter or the way things are written?
Also, you refer to the AP theft, but was the original article subject to copyright? I don't know, because I didn't read the mag that often, but these things are rarely as cut and dried as they appear outwardly. IMHO obviously.