Getting back to the actual topic, some problems with the incredibly aggressive Snopes advertising -- which puts them in "pornographer" territory:
Claim: The popular urban legend debunking site Snopes is pushing Adware on to its readers. Status: True (No longer true since their shaming from Alex Eckelberry and this blog on 1/28/2008).
The one I see [pop-under ads] most commonly on is snopes.com. For me, I always see it if I am using IE
My understanding of what you have said previously about snopes.com is that they subscribe to an ad service that delivers pop-unders for which they are compensated. For the most part, I never see those with Safari or FireFox because of the extensions I use with them. I tried visiting snopes with Opera and got a NetFlix pop-under.
etcetera. I'm sure it's "fine" for people who run AdBlock, but for everyone else (can you even run AdBlock on an iPad?), Snopes.com is almost literally like visiting a porn site in terms of aggressive pop ups, pop unders, and every single sketchy, janky, unpleasant used car salesman Internet ad technique there is.
(Not that I'd know anything about visiting porn sites. That's what a friend of a friend told me one time.)