CBS Evening News is what many consider a serious news show, but I wouldn’t have guessed it looking at an article landing page recently: Or more clearly …

That’s a whole 80 words of text show up above the digital fold. Count ‘em.

Compare this to the gorgeous, content rich article page: NYTimes

And that was a really good story CBS did, but it’s buried under some dreck about Dancing with the Stars, flashing ads, celebrity gossip, say-nothing teaser headlines and Katie Couric’s smiling mug, not to mention free ads for Twitter, Digg and Facebook.

Just a shame, that’s all.