Fisking "South Mountain"

We'll start fisking Steven R. Stotelmyer's article "South Mountain" later tonight in a multi-part series that will continue more or less from day-to-day. "Fisking" is one of those blog-specific words that means...
Parsing an article sentence by sentence to expose the writer's inherent biases and misperceptions; named for British journalist Robert Fisk, noted for his hyperventilating articles that display an often tenous grasp of reality.
This definition makes fisking sound hostile - I hope to be reasonable, friendly, and entertaining in the course of the analysis.