- to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.
Origin of bork
Examples from the Web for bork
[M]ost fail to mention that antitrust, the law of competitive marketplaces, is the first area where Bork left his mark.
And Bork would never have thought that anyone owed him a word of thanks.
Bork did not meet these ordinary American consumers or businesses.
According to Bork, Richardson agreed to do so but he never did.
When I asked Richardson why he never defended Bork at the time—or later—his answer was classic Washington: “No one asked me.”
So Bork and Thorkel both ran forward and were quicker than Thorgeir.The story of Burnt Njal
Why not send for my friend, the famous Doctor Bork, of Christiania?Ticket No. "9672"
A minute later Hanson, Bork and Nema were alone with the old man.
Behind him, he heard Bork's chuckle and the soft laughter of Sather Karf.
There was a sharp explosion, a hissing, and Bork's voice calling.
Word Origin and History for bork
1987, "to discredit a candidate for some position by savaging his or her career and beliefs," from name of U.S. jurist Robert H. Bork (1927-2012), whose Supreme Court nomination in 1987 was rejected after an intense counter-campaign.