I've noticed that the big Chicago newspaper websites are more festooned with annoying pop-up ads than the local TV news websites.
At first I thought there was something paradoxical about this, because TV news is more annoying to me than newspapers are.
But then I hit upon an explanation. The newspapers are going broke. The TV news operations are not, at least, not as badly.
The entities going bust
are the entities that must
throw up scads