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Nicknaming newspapers

I've been thinking of some of the nicknames that I've encountered at my various newspaper stops over the years. Readers like to tag newspapers with derogatory names. The Spokesman-Review, of course, is called "Socialist-Review" by far right-wingers who are trying to make a political statement. Then, there were the two nicknames for the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont: Daily Mistake. Ryan offers some from his stops: The Coeur d'Alene Mess. The Lewiston Trombone. The Helena Incorrect Record. Good paper or bad, readers usually have a nickname. Can you think of some nicknames of papers from your past?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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