You know what I mean. Using inaccurate, sometimes confusing verb tenses...
"A man is shot shot to death..."
In a push to get everyone writing in a more active voice, what has been unleashed upon America are leads like that or sentences without verbs.
The following is from the Deborah Potter NewsLab article linked above:
Remember verbs? They're the action words that come between subjects and objects, telling what happened and when. Try locating one in this NBC Nightly News script: "Less resilient, local business. Dwight's concession stand, in the family three generations. Sales this summer off 75 percent." Not a verb in sight.
Another Potter article has some tips for better writing. Same goes for one from famed newswriter Mervin Block.