kneecapping kneecapping

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
  2. (v) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As an actor, Whitford's most famous character was The West Wing's Josh Lyman, a pragmatic political wonk with a drive to win and no compunction about kneecapping his foes.
  2. Of the dozen Clinton ads shown this year, the whack at Tsongas is the only one in which Clinton is barely seen and is heard not at all; an anonymous announcer does the kneecapping.
  3. By the end, the audience has seen a kneecapping, murders and full-scale riots.

News

  • New York Times Does Hatchet Job on MMT

    I'm a bit late to get to an article in the New York Times that ran on one of the slowest news days of the year, last Saturday, Warren Mosler, a Deficit Lover With a Following . Since Bill Black has since issued a good kneecapping, I'll soon turn the mike over to him, but I wanted to add some points about the approach used in this heavy-handed exercise propaganda.
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

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Quotes

  1. "Despite the egging on of the national press, I'm not interested in kneecapping Hillary Clinton," Obama said on Monday in New Hampshire, according to the Manchester Union leader newspaper.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "There's no defense," Goydos said. "I couldn't tackle the little guy. He's probably not that little. He could probably take me, but there's no kneecapping him."
    on May 11, 2008 By: Paul Goydos Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

  3. After the "kneecapping of the ABC" by the previous Federal Government, Roxburgh says things appear to be turning around. "A lot of the momentum that was gathering around the time - for example, we were doing things such as Blue Murder - was...
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Richard Roxburgh Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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