IS J.L. KIRK AND ASSOCIATES AN EXAMPLE OF "AUTO-BORKING"?
When Ronald Reagan nominated the highly regarded but arch-conservative legal theorist Judge Robert Bork
in 1987 to become a justice of the United States Supreme Court, liberal activist groups in conjunction with the then monolithic MSM, "swarmed". Judge Bork was slandered by Senator Ted Kennedy
in an opening salvo of an unprecedented political campaign by the Democrats to personally destroy a judicial nominee out of loathing for his judicial philosophy and fear of his intellectual prowess. Judge Bork's nomination was duly defeated, the Reagan administration was dealt a severe political setback and a new verb entered the political lexicon; to be vilified and disqualified from a position was to be " Borked".
As Dan of tdaxp has ably documented
, an obscure yet arrogant and allegedly shady, headhunting company known (currently- but I wager not for much longer) as J.L. Kirk
has apparently accomplished the business equivalent of scoring on one's own goal. By attempting to bully a blogger into silence about her ( seemingly legitimate) consumer complaint
against them, J.L. Kirk 's corporate suits have " Auto-Borked" their own company's reputation. As Dan has reported, the story is now reaching regional TV news
. I'm guessing national news before Friday of this week and then, perhaps, the sharks will begin circling J.L. Kirk until they reach their own " Imus Moment".
Good job boys! Just think of the trouble you might have avoided by being gracious and helpful to your customer instead of belligerent and aggressive. You'd almost think that a company that pro-actively litigious had something to hide
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