Borking is the term used in reference to the attacking of a political candidate through misrepresentation in the media. It is derived from the name of Robert Bork.
- when Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1987, interest groups on the left hijacked the confirmation process and used Senate hearings to launch personal attacks and “tar and feather” Bork
- The Washington Post (7/11/05) reported the Bork history this way: "When President Ronald Reagan nominated Bork, liberals mounted a well-organized, well-financed campaign against him, and conservatives were slow and ineffective in responding." 
- ... all this started in 1987 when Sen. Kennedy raced to the Senate floor to bellow that "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, children could not be taught about evolution."