- Named after journalist Robert Fisk. Originated in the blogosphere. (Wiktionary)
“If you’re interested in fisking Beck’s pronouncements, or more importantly in looking to Beck for a comparative review of European political movements, then pity’s not strong enough of a word for my feeling towards you. joe from Lowell says:”
“Today Eli ran across a rather longer fisking aka comment, by another Mike, Michael MacCracken, hosted on Climate Science Watch.”
“The term fisking – which you dont use but merely link to – is such a childish and clunky phrase that slanders a true journalist.”
“It's called fisking and it's been around forever in internet time that is.”
“I'm not normally big on fisking as a form of commentary, but Travers has stacked so many grotesque opinions, misleading statements, and easily-refuted conclusions into one article that a fisking is the only appropriate way to deal with his viral strain of ignorance.”
“Om Malik responds to my earlier post aka fisking of his B2.0 article.”
“Why am I wasting my time "fisking" an anonymous Nazi?”
“Kate A - thank you again for a wonderful post I don't know how you find the energy or indeed the facts - I did pay tribute to your writing on "witchfinder balls" yesterday and I don't want to patronise you so I will just say how grateful I am that someone else is bothering to refute the "fisking" I have been getting from Mike - lol phil”
“We have to assume that Lileks wants us to take his "fisking" seriously, but he must realize that what he is complaining about in GK's writing is just a mirror image of his own work?”
“Like lbs, I am wondering where this 'fisking' verb has come from?”
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