CNET pages attempting to load from tend to hang for quite some time, or get stuck in what looks like a redirect-loop.

Seriously guys, stop assuming we're blissfully allowing everything all the time. Loading scripts from nineteen different domains and parsing cookies from six different domains is just plain ridiculous.
If your third-party "partners" require javascript or cookies to function, it's going to freakin' break, especially when your generally tech-savy and security-minded audience is involved.