What is your newspaper's nickname?

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  1. jonzer

    jonzer Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not trying to get political. I don't want to hear your gripes about your newspaper and why it deserves it's nickname. I'm trying to build a collection of them to share with other journalists.
    I've always found them to be humorous and usually, uncreative.

    A few examples I'm aware of:

    My paper, The Free Lance-Star is called by the haters "The Free Lance-Liar". That's totally unoriginal and not really clever at all.

    The Atlanta Constitution has been referred to as the "Atlanta Constipation". Now that's pretty good and funny.

    In Jackson, MS the paper is The Clarion-Ledger and I've heard it called "The Clarion-Liar". Not very clever.

    What do you have?
     
  2. hekawi

    hekawi Poster Extraordinaire

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    in my town, The Greenville News is referred to as "The Greenville Snooze"
     
  3. ajgus

    ajgus Friend of Leo's

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    Well, The Chicago Tribune is comonly refered to as "the Trib". No alternate meanings, its just easier to say. However, the Chicago Sun-Times, which is a little more...opinionated &...well, different than the Trib...is often called the Sun Crimes by Trib readers.
     
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    jazztele Poster Extraordinaire

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    i call it the scum times.
     
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    I've heard The Charlotte Observer referred to as The Charlotte Disturber.
     
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    mudbean Friend of Leo's

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    Growing up on Long Island, NY we'd sometimes refer to Newsday as "Snoozeday" - yep, boring.

    Now, I live in SoCal, and I just call the newspapers "Bird Cage Liner."

    mud
     
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    Either "The Daily Blunder" or "The Daily Mistake"

    I don't think literacy is a prerequisite for working there.
     
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    edhead Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    The Record-Courier aka the Wretched Courier.

    Small town newspaper at it's best. Only good for local news.
     
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    I'm originally from Frederick, Maryland, the local paper is referred to as the Fredneck News Post. As an aside, my cousin owns the Free Lance Star in Fredericksburg.
     
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    The Southern Illinoisan is referred to as the Southern Illusion
     
  11. jonzer

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    Then your cousin is my boss.
     
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    The San Jose Mercury News is referred to as "The Merc" as in...

    1. gloomy or dark
    2. cloudy or hard to see through: a murky stagnant pond
    3. obscure and suspicious; shady: murky goings-on, his murky past
     
  13. Johnny Glow

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    The San Francisco Comical (chronicle)
     
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    Not very funny but...

    Star Telegram - Startlegram
     
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    yep, that's pretty common around these parts (i worked there for 13 years). i've also heard it called the Charlotte Egg-server.
     
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    The Minneapolis Star Tribune is generally refered to as The Star and Sickle due to their editorial positions.
     
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    That works too. Since you live in Chicago, you can understand why I was trying to be delicate. Put it this way...Cubs fans read the Trib, Sox fans read the Sun-Times. Obviously this isn't a hard & fast rule, but...Go Cubs!
     
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    Austin American-Statesman aka Austin UnAmerican-Realestatesman...LPK
     
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    The Contra Costa Times is commonly referred to as the Coco Times
     
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    Busted! :D :lol:
     
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