But this time... In my eyes, saying that this time is an opportune moment to talk about the relationship between the industry and the media after multiple people have been bullied into quitting and driven from their homes is about as tactful as walking into a home after a burglary and wanting to have a long hard chat about home security. Also opportunistic as hell.
Opportunism isn't always a bad thing; Strike while the iron is hot, as they say. The subtext in what you're saying though seems to be that the people who care about this issue now didn't care about it before. I'm sure that's true of some people, but you just can't generalize like that.
Let's also not forget that the AAA games industry have rigged the system for years. In order for mainstream gaming publications to do their job well they've have to dance to the game publisher's tune. It's hard for opponents of this system to make any headway because it requires pushing the publications to not attend publisher/developer events, which then makes doing their job well almost impossible. It's worth noting that some publications have historically refused to attend events that have been particularly egregious at trying to court their favor--so they're not all bad all of the time!
Disclosure of simple conflicts of interest in patronage and personal relationships is easy. It's an easy goal that everyone should be able to get behind on the road to a more ethical games press. Perhaps it can even be the catalyst for tackling those much bigger issues around the AAA industry.