Monday, November 27, 2006

About DA Mike Knifing

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great CATCH, John

Anonymous said...

Hey man, there goes Mike the Knife!

Oh, the shark, has pretty teeth, dear
and he shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has MikeNifong, dear
and he keeps it, out of sight
When that shark bites with his teeth, dear
scarlet billows start to spread.
Fancy gloves though wears MikeNifong, dear
so there's not a trace of red.

On the sidewalk,
Sunday morning,
lies a body oozin' life.
Someone's sneakin' 'round the corner,
is that someone Mike the Knife?

From a tugboat
by the river
a cement bag's droopin' down
Yeah, the cement's just for the weight, dear
bet you MikeNifong's back in town.

Lookie here, Ole Lady Justice disappeared, dear
after withdrawing all her cash.
And MikeNifong spends like a sailor.
Did our boy
do somethin' rash?

Judge Bushfan, Judge Stevens
Judge Titus, Judge Smith
Oh, the line forms on the right, dear
now that Mikey's back in town.


I am no Joan Foster. So if anyone would like to improve on this, feel free to do so.

kbp said...

Thanks John

GPrestonian said...

Looks like the Journal folks finally changed the article online - no more Mike Knifing... :>)