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Fisking

November 24, 2016 23:02

For the benefit of Mr Walinets

According to Wikipedia the term fisking is blogosphere slang describing a point-by-point criticism that highlights perceived errors, or disputes the analysis in a statement, article, or essay.

Eric S. Raymond, in the Jargon File, defined the term as:

A point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or (especially) news story. A really stylish fisking is witty, logical, sarcastic and ruthlessly factual; flaming or handwaving is considered poor form.

I was going to fisk your response to me but after I read your attempt at humour i.e. "It's reasonable to ask therefore if the Supreme Court wasn't being a little biassed (sic) in such judgements?" I thought to myself what is the purpose of wasting yet more valuable time.

By the way my name is Norman Cohen I have previously posted that and you can read all about me on my public profile.

November 24, 2016 23:02

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