Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, March 04, 2004

I think that Marr’s crapping on about the term “to Albrecht” is just a pathetic attempt to emulate the rights success in introducing the term “to fisk”, and previously “to pilgerise”. I note that entering “fisking” in google returns over 30,000 matches, whilst “albrechting” returns 1, on mediawatch’s own web site.

as reader JW points out.

Later: On a recent interview with one of Auntie's commentators (please don't ask for a link) both were agreed that "fisking" meant writing like Robert Fisk. Talk about cultural imperialism.