What happened to the news being supported by advertising? Now, we still get hit with the ads, but more and more we have to pay to read the news stories online. While I would never suggest you do something illegal, there is a site that has a different take on the idea of paying for news.
proclaims you should bypass compulsory registration to “take back the web.” The example they use is for the New York Times web page, but it should work equally well for the Houston Chronicle or any other news source. Remember, I never told you to use it. 🙂