Re: So when
I would agree that it would be nice if it was at least be made available. It's not difficult or expensive to set up.
There is, however, a cost involved. Every request made over HTTPS puts a greater load on the web server. Depending on the traffic, content and method of generation this could be negligible, or it could be expensive.
Is it really that important for a news site to be on HTTPS? Does anyone post sensitive information here?
To go back to the article, it's up to everyone to weigh up their own risks level and take appropriate action.