News sites are notorious for having too much advertising and too many analytics systems. You can sometimes watch the status bar for 20 to 30 seconds and see more things being loaded.
I use a FireFox plugin called Ghostery that allows you to selectively block spyware and tracking software. A little popup displays the list of trackers used by a site. Most news sites have over 20 advertising and tracking systems running.
Reuters uses 35 analytics and tracking tools.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin