Cloudflare, and the 120Gbps DDOS "that almost broke the Internet"

According to the New York Times it was 300 gbps and Cyberbunker was the bad guy.

Wasn't there a ton of drama with the SpamHaus guys a year or so ago
regarding RBL's on NANOG?

There's always someone who publicly flips out over being listed by a major DNSBL at least once a year.