The news out of Japan has increased traffic. 140k page views yesterday and 3.4m in the last rolling month period according to Google Analytics.
Of course, the best thing would be to get your own cut of the revenue.
Whatever ethical issues inherent in profiting off scraped content have already been bypassed by asking for money, though any issues with the law could be a bigger concern.
It shows jongales.com/drudge on app load then quickly redirects to drudgereport.com. HTH