“Americans usually refer to an axe as a hatchet. When you say that some reporter did a hatchet job on you, what you mean is that he criticised you severely in the media. It is usually unfair criticism. It’s criticism that ruins your reputation.
‘’The reporter did a hatchet job on the new school. The editor called it investigative journalism.” * ‘’The news channels did a hatchet job on the Chief Minister’s visit to the drought hit areas.”