Just watch ABC news on TV, the number of drug ads will range from 8-15 in just half hour. You will see the ABC news reporters/readers calling names whoever opposes a drug or vaccine for safety concerns. ABC doesn't like it when an informed American question their bosses (read Big Pharma Companies)
the site is an intellectual joke. why intellectual joke? easy. the mainstream media has become the fourth house of the government. it is a mouth piece of propaganda for washington. but i'm not simply picking on abc. all major news networks in the united states are the same. cbs. cnn. fox. nbc/msnbc. they may have different political leaning but, essentially, they are all the same. if you want real news find yourself some alternative news sources. heck, the daily show is more informative than all of them put together! isn't that sad?
If you use the right bowser with extensions (Firefox, etc.) and/or blacklist the popup sites, then you don't have annoying ads. Also FF extensions like Ad Block Plus will generically eliminate most ads.