Source of Smears

There is some disagreement as to the origin of that expression, which used to mean specifically by fair means or foul, that is, legal or illegal (crooked). The term dates  back to the time of the English theologian John Wycliffe, who used it in his Controversial Tracts (c.1380).

Such controversial tracts were pointed out today in an editorial I was reading about a new website that came out today.

The website is called

The editorial alleges the IP address was traced back to was traced back to

It’s a GREAT read I highly recommend — read the whole article here.


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