I doubt it makes any sense, why any website (especially news websites) will want to prohibit the copying of text on their site. Unless the site is built using Flash media or an interactive video content, the source of the page pops out all the text that make up the site.
What do whoever who makes websites like that think of when they flip the switch to stop copying text on their site?
Have you ever built a site preventing the copying of text? If so, why?
I went to a news website, I couldn’t copy text by default. Here’s how to get the text of your choice easily: