News sites, please

Stop posting so many stories on your websites that are videos.  This is so frustrating – you go and scan the headlines on your favorite news site and find an interesting headline.  You click the link, but does it open a nice webpage where you can scan the article? No!  It plays a video.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t really scan a video like I can a webpage.  Not to mention the 30 second commercial that precedes it.  So now a task that could have taken me maybe 15-20 seconds (scanning the article for pertinant information) now takes 30 seconds just to start viewing the story.   Is this really what we want the web to be?  I could probably use Google News to get around this problem, but Google News really hasn’t kept my interest for some reason or another.

News sites, can you please stop this practice?