There’s really no family-friendly way to talk about this so consider yourself warned. A reporter for the NY Times thinks the NRA, in the form of spokesperson Dana Loesch, wants to sexually assault the NY Times. Adam Goldman who according to his Twitter bio covers the FBI and national security for the NY Times tweeted this today (it has since been deleted so I’m using a screenshot):

Apparently, this reporter has never heard the word “Fisk” which means to go through something, usually line by line, and rebut or do a take down on it. This is essentially a new media journalistic practice involving coherent and logical arguments which has nothing to do with anyone’s sexual practices. Here’s a definition from the Urban Dictionary:

The term refers to Robert Fisk, a journalist who wrote some rather foolish anti-war stuff, and who in particular wrote a story in which he (1) recounted how he was beaten by some anti-American Afghan refugees, and (2) thought they were morally right for doing so. Hence many pro-war blogs — most famously, InstaPundit — often use the term “Fisking” figuratively to mean a thorough and forceful verbal beating of an anti-war, possibly anti-American, commentator who has richly earned this figurative beating through his words. Good Fisking tends to be (or at least aim to be) quite logical, and often quotes the other article in detail, interspersing criticisms with the original article’s text.

People helpfully pointed out to Goldman that he had misheard the line in the video which led him to delete his original tweets:

It’s sad that he can’t admit this because it’s not really a close call. As Loesch pointed out, the closed captioning for the video says “Fisk.”

Dave Weigel joins in:

I’ll just point out that Dana has used this word before in context so there’s really no doubt what she said:

Here’s the shorter version of the video (longer version here).