'Fisk' is currently one of Dictionary.com’s most searched words thanks to an NRA video threatening The New York Times (NYT)

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If you don’t know what “fisk” means, you’re not alone. Searches for the word were up 7,643% week-over-week on Friday afternoon, after the National Rifle Association (NRA) posted a video in which it threatened to “fisk” the paper of record, The New York Times.

In less than an hour, “Fisk” quickly became one of the top searches on Dictionary.com.

The video was posted by NRA TV’s Twitter account. In it, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch says, “We’re going to fisk The New York Times,” while looking into the camera. “In short, we’re coming for you.”

In conjunction with the hashtag #ClenchedFistofTruth, confusion spread through Twitter like wildfire, as many had misheard Loesch as having said “We’re going to fist The New York Times,” which was thought to be a reference to a sexual act.  

Loesch responded on Twitter with several tweets on the topic.

So what does “fisk” mean?

Dictionary.com’s  first definition is for a proper noun referring to a historical figure, James Fisk: “James, 1834–72, U.S. financier and stock speculator.”

Further down, however, is the British definition, likely intended by the NRA: (slang) to refute of criticize (a journalistic article or blog) point by point.” 

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Shemar Moore Could Return To 'Criminal Minds' – People's Choice – People's Choice


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For Criminal Minds fans, life without Derek Morgan (who was played by Shemar Moore) just isn’t the same. From his banter with Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) to his ability to solve crimes while staying totally calm, Morgan was a strong presence on the show.

Luckily for fans, Moore also loves his Criminal Minds character, and he’s not opposed to going back to the show that helped establish him as a major TV star.

“Anything’s possible,” Moore told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about whether or not fans will ever see him again on the CBS drama.

Moore was on Criminal Minds for 11 seasons before walking away from the BAU and his beloved character. He did, however, return for the season 12 finale, and hinted that his final scene as Morgan left room for a comeback.

“I told all the fans, I keep telling them those elevators closed and they can always open up again,” Moore told TV Guide, referencing his final scene.

In an interview following his departure from Criminal Minds last year, Moore said he decided to leave the show because he was ready for a new challenge as an actor.

“Criminal Minds was college, and now I’m ready for grad school and the next step,” Moore told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016.

The good news is that Moore seems to have found his next step. The actor is slated to star in CBS’ new series S.W.A.T. as the lead character, Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson, which he said is his “focus right now.”

As excited as we are to see him in the new role, it’s nice to know Moore is still open to revisiting his alma matter. Here’s hoping we can get him back to the BAU stat!

S.W.A.T. premieres November 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Escort wasn't the 'brains' behind spending of $5.8 million with exec's credit card, lawyer says – Chicago Tribune

The former escort under investigation for allegedly using $5.8 million from a suburban company to fund a lavish lifestyle with the help of a client-turned-boyfriend is upset at his attempts to portray her as “the brains behind this operation,” the woman’s lawyer said Friday.

The Tribune this week reported that the woman, Crystal Lundberg, and Scott Kennedy, a onetime executive who has been fired from the firm, are the focus of a federal probe into their use of his former employer’s funds. A court filing lays out the pair’s wild spending, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel and luxury goods, and about $24,000 for movers to haul Lundberg’s potted plants from Illinois to her new 6,500-square-foot mansion in San Diego, where she planned to open a spa with company cash.

Kennedy, 43, worked as a top financial official at Nemera, a drug-delivery device company in Buffalo Grove, when he met Lundberg, 31, through Backpage.com, a site that advertises sexual services. Kennedy first gave Lundberg access to a company credit card in November 2015 after she asked for help buying Christmas gifts for her daughters, an FBI affidavit alleged.

Kennedy this week told the Tribune he was “stupid” and shouldn’t have trusted Lundberg, but her California-based attorney, Marc Carlos, fired back Friday, telling the newspaper that Kennedy is responsible for the fraud.