Yea, I think the name confuses people and makes people mad when it isn’t news. Taiwan News. Then they throw in some gossip or bullshit that degrades the name and gives it all a sense of bullshit.
The other English news organizations in Taiwan don’t have “news” in the name because they know better, and neither do most news publications. They avoid that word so they can report on all things.
Taipei Times, China Post, others current or defunct, could post the same story mostly without consideration, because they don’t have the world “news” in the name.
Their name is really wrong and doesn’t match the product. Duh, that’s like one of the first things you learn in Mass Communications 101.