Yet another neologism; snisking (= snarking and fisking at the same time)

To snark: to use sarcasm or malice in speech. Commonly found in the LiveJournal community. also snarky, snarkiness.

To fisk: to undertake a point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or (especially) news story. A really stylish fisking is witty, logical, sarcastic and ruthlessly factual.

To snisk; to snark while fisking, or fisk while snarking.

David Roberts of “Grist” has just done a total snisking (as in “snisking someone alive”) of some NYT hack.  He demolishes the guy piece-by-piece, and does it in such an entertaining tone of voice that you will want to read it twice. Truly a thing of beauty.

(Hat-tip to Sam for the pointer to the Roberts piece.)

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