Look, espn.com, I'm sorry I'm picking on you again, but you could try to be less awful. I do not want to watch you talk about possible QB changes, I want to read about it. That's why I've disabled your stupid mini-SportsCenter. I realize that some people (who are probably illiterate) would rather only watch SportsCenter forever. That's fine. You can have that option too.
The same goes for audio of political opinion columns. Why do these exist at all? Do people listen to them?
The reason I'd rather have text might be a bad one--it's because I like multi-tasking, and would rather have something I can leave whenever I want to, like an article--but I would think it's a common one. Also, the ability to skim is essential, so I can tell if the piece is actually interesting.
Can you imagine having to listen to, or watch, Bill Simmons read his whole column? Without a "skip all the Boston crap" option? Nightmare.