Random House’s Unabridged Dictionary defines knifing as “to attempt to defeat or undermine in a secret or underhanded way.”
And in Wilmington Journal columnist Cash Michaels’ most recent column (online) we find this paragraph:
Duke Three supporters have also blasted Pres. Brodhead for not speaking out against what they believe to be a “false prosecution” of the defendants by Durham District Attorney Mike Knifing, based on reportedly scant evidence and an allegedly corrupted police photo ID lineup. (bold added)Well, what do you think? Understandable typo of the kind we all make or did Michaels intend to just come right out and ......?
I plan to drop Michaels an email later today and ask him.
I’ll let you know what I hear back.
In the meantime, if Dr. Freud reads this, I hope he'll comment.
I found Michaels’ column at Friends of Duke University’s media links page.