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October 11, 2006

Fisking: getting away with murder

"Since the fiskee's fixed text cannot respond to the challenges, the fisker can without too much trouble make the fiskee look ridiculous."

This new form of insultinng is hilarious to me. I mean thinking that something like this could come from a highly respected writer is odd to me. The idea of having something commonly used in blogging named after you is fun to think about too. the concept of being able to publically insult someone and kind of not get in trouble for it is a new concept of online communication, and i like it.

Posted by RachelPrichard at October 11, 2006 5:14 PM


I think as long as the fisking sticks to the published text, and doesn't include unrelated personal insults against the author's mother, for instance, then it just barely stays within the realm of public discourse. Not exactly respectful or polite discourse, of course.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at October 11, 2006 9:01 PM

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