The passive aggressive practice of sending an e-mail showing the target recipient (usually of lower status in the hierarchy) how foolish they are and then using the cc line to include as many people as possible (who have previously not been involved in the e-mail conversation) to further the humiliation as widely as possible. Commonly used in the business world.
A Microsoft Outlook CC Attack:
From: Your Boss
To: Joe Loser
Cc: Vice President, Coffee Club Distribution List, Your Co-Workers
Subject: Heck of a Job
Just wanted to let you know that you did a heck of a job ordering supplies. Now we are without paperclips *and* paper. Let’s set up a meeting to discuss priorities.
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