bork

[ bawrk ]
/ bɔrk /

verb (used with object)

to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.

Origin of bork

1988, Americanism; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his opponents
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