To any news site – I don’t want to listen to your video. I have my own things to listen to (see the category Musical Interlude for a clue). If I want to hear your inane anchors droning on about whatever story, I will start the video myself.
I know it is to too much to ask. They feel like they might lose out on some ad revenue. Or something. But really, isn’t there some way to stop the madness?