On a lot of those sites one may compress the site by making the window narrow. In many cases that will then show only the text and nothing else. It is also possible to scroll to just the right place where the text is readable but the play stops. I do not do that often except on a couple of news sites where I am published. The best site here is the local newspaper site.
By far the best sites are ones that are also paper newspapers such as the one my daughter owns.