- to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.
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It's also worth remembering that "Borking" didn't really start with Bork.
You can look all these people up if you wish, but the point is that there was Borking before 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.