I think it's more likeAs long as their Kickstarter promised that they were willing to die of starvation/exposure while working because they wouldn't spend the money on essential life-supporting needs, I think it would be okay.
Gotta dedicate yourself to your craft, you know?
"I'm a member of the press and I thought this game was really cool. These are my thoughts on it. I have no other financial or personal connection with the person who makes this game."
"I'm a member of the press and I think it's my job to promote cool indie games that I find. It's great getting to know them and I'll chip in money to them, because I'm part of the scene. We bump into each other at these gaming events and it's cool that I can help get this person's games get made."
I think the second example moves you from being a member of the press to a role as evangelist and gatekeeper of the indie scene. That's when things get weird.