The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 February 2005

Besides, it's shorter than "Stribulation"

Dawn Eden is victimized by an alleged journalist to whom "fact-checking" is an available-time option, not a requirement, and McGehee, perhaps with Nick Coleman in mind, dubs the practice "Stribbing."

I dunno if this term will become as widespread as fisking, but I figure the least I can do is help it along.

Posted at 2:01 PM to Blogorrhea

Much appreciated.

Posted by: McGehee at 2:22 PM on 4 February 2005

Would it be better lowercased?

"Those Powerline guys got seriously stribbed the other day."

Posted by: CGHill at 6:09 PM on 4 February 2005

In days gone by, people could get away with this baloney because, in part, of Twain's dictum about getting into arguments with "people who buy ink by the barrel".

Today blogs give people the means to fight back.

Posted by: The Prop at 6:24 PM on 4 February 2005

Yeah. We buy bytes by the gig. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:55 PM on 4 February 2005

Well, I used it lowercase, there at the end of my post -- but I also lowercase "fisking."

Posted by: McGehee at 9:01 AM on 5 February 2005