That's my argument for ad-block: why should I clog the internet with data that I'm going to ignore, and why should I waste CPU, memory and energy on displaying those ads?
The economic model that has an advertiser pay a content producer for my attention is not in my interests as a consumer. It skews the stories that writers can pitch to their editors. It stops freedom-of-the-press reporting and it queers the pitch of public discourse. Perhaps it's time for Linux news to stand up for free-as-in-freedom software reported by free-as-in-the-press news outlets. Free-as-in-beer? Have you had any free beer recently?