Yes, completely serious.
"You REALLY think that having a fraudulent degree is okay?"
No. But I also don't believe that it is grounds for taking everything Rossi as ever done and might ever do as fraudulent. Nor is it the functional equivalent of murder, as you seem to think.
"Did YOU buy your own degree from a diploma mill? If not, why not?"
No. But there have been quite a few people who, for one reason or another, have done so. Here's a different scenario. Rossi arrives in the US, dead broke and looking for work. He has a degree from an Italian university. He thinks that also having a degree from an American university might help with the job search...so he goes to a diploma mill.
Has Rossi ever held a job?
Rossi isn’t fresh off the boat, looking for a job. Even if he was, it’s still inexcusable. Finally, he’s still claiming the Kensington degree as bona fides to this day, in connection with the e-Cat debacle.
Care to try again? I’ll give you a pass on your first try.