It appears that CNN has now found further ways to negate one's ability to block videos from automatically playing. I had stupidly left a CNN page open and subsequently blew through 369MB of data while videos kept playing. No longer does my browser spoofer, which I had set to Android for CNN, stop videos from playing. SMH. What a way to waste 369MB of data.
There aren't many text only places left. I know only 3:
Christian Science Monitor (https://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/text/textedition)
Wish there were more.