Here is a real journalistic triumph -- the story of a multi-party conflict in which I immediately dislike absolutely everyone in the story on all sides of the conflict, up to and including the jury and the third parties quoted. Via Overlawyered.
Update: I failed to make clear that what really makes the article special is that the writer herself is at least as bad as everyone involved. She writes in the first paragraph, "If you are black, you probably call the act of disciplining a child with corporal punishment 'a whupping.'" Really? What's next, is she going to tell us that they all like watermelon too? Is this kind of blanket unsupported supposition about the habits of a particular race really in the the Chicago Sun-Times style manual on how to open a news feature? I grew up in Texas and "getting a whupping" was a term favored right across racial lines. Anyway, I gotta go now and chase some varmints away from my cement pond out back.
Update #2: I just got an email that said "If you are white, you probably trade jars of Grey Poupon out the windows of your Rolls Royce." LOL.