Every time I head to the NYTimes.com, just out of habit, I hit the "print page" link to see a verion of the text thats clear and readable. Why not build a firefox plugin that always takes you to that view?
Marco, over at tumbler gave a great example of how bad its getting in this article from Computer World. And clearly he's not the only one because someones built a firefox plugin to block ads in general, and someone else took it a step further by replacing those ads with curated art!
NYTimes.com and WSJ have gotten much better lately, in terms of layout. Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was also pretty forward looking in its design, which has been readable almost since its launch.
I hate clicking "next page" to read an article!!