Exhibit A: "Republican state Sen. Dave Cox died Tuesday after what his family described as a 13-year battle with prostate cancer."
Why it hurts: What his family "described" as a 13-year battle? What part of the family's statement is the article not willing to take as fact? The 13 years, or the battle? Or maybe the family is just making up the prostate cancer itself?
Exhibit B: The headline "Steinbrenner heirs could save millions from one-year gap in estate tax."
Why it hurts: Okay, yes, this is strictly true. And maybe it is good to revisit the fact that for one year nobody is taxed on their estates. But for God's sakes -- the man died, just carry a freakin' obituary.
Exhibit B bonus points: The opening sentence: "George Steinbrenner never had to synchronize his bat with a major league fastball, but in death, his timing was impeccable."