I suppose the dwindling fortunes of the newspaper industry have forced White to embrace a greater level of coarseness in The Daily Planet, in a desperate attempt to seem younger and edgier, and maybe sell a few more papers.
It works, mind you. I'd totally buy a newspaper with the words "Lame-ass robots" in an all-caps, "War declared!" banner headline like that.
(Panel drawn by Kevin Maguire and written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis for "Enter: Douglas," the Metal Men back-up strip in September 16's Doom Patrol #2. Man, check out that guys hairy knuckles. That Maguire fellow sure can draw)