Wants A Fisking

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    What is a "fisking"?

    The author of the article in the link did not get a single thing right, as far as I could see.

    Here are a couple of highlights:

    (from the link)
    This statement screams for authentication.

    It says the US would deliberately, and in cold blood kill journalists covering the terrorists in Iraq. It says the US has done so.

    WHO?-the recent case of the Italian was clearly a justifyable error.



    (from the link):
    This is flangrantly absurd. The US is not writing the Iraqi constitution, they are writing it themselves. They are also in the process of forming their own sovereign government, in a process supporeted by at least the 2/3 of the population which voted in the elections. The British never extended any such freedoms to the Colonies.

    I could go on and on with this preposterous article. It ain't worth my sweet time.
     
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    You seemed to have caught on just fine:

    Fisk
    verb. To deconstruct an article on a point by point basis in a highly critical manner. Derived from the name of journalist Robert Fisk, a frequent target of such critical articles in the blogosphere (qv).

    Usage: "Orrin Judd did a severe fisking of an idiotic article in the New York Times today..."


    http://www.samizdata.net/blog/glossary_archives/001961.html
     

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