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Entry from July 13, 2010
Houston Moronicle (Houston Chronicle nickname)

The Houston Chronicle was first printed in 1901 and is one of the top ten largest circulation newspapers in the United States. One Chronicle newspaper nickname (used since at least 2001) is the Houston Moronicle; the website The Houston Moronicle was active in March 2001. The nickname Moronicle is used most often by conservative commentators (such as talk radio host Mark Levin) critical of the newspaper’s perceived liberal slant.
The Houston Chronicle has also been nicknamed the Houston Comical (since at least 1990), the Houston Chronic (since at least 1997), the Houston Barnacle/Houston Barnicle (since 2002) and the Houston Crummyicle (since 2006).
Wikipedia: Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Texas, USA, headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building in Downtown Houston. As of March 2008, it is the ninth-largest newspaper by circulation in the United States. With the demise of its long-time rival the Houston Post, its nearest major competitors are located in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily paper owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation, a multinational corporate media conglomerate with $4 billion in revenues. The paper employs nearly 2,000 people, including approximately 300 journalists, editors, and photographers. The Chronicle has bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Austin. Its web site averages more than 75 million page views per month.
On October 19, 2008, the paper endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, the first Democrat to be endorsed by the newspaper since 1964, in which it endorsed Texan Lyndon B. Johnson.
BillionQuotes: Mark Levin
Mark Reed Levin (Born 21 September, 1957) is an American conservative radio talk show host.
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Levin uses several nicknames for politicians and institutions with which he disagrees. The following is a sample of those pseudonyms
. “The Puke-ston Moronicle - The Houston Chronicle
The Houston Moronicle
In days of yore, Houston, Texas, was a happy town. Birds sang in the morning, we were only second in the nation in smog per square inch behind (Hel)L.A. and the Houston Rockets were on the verge of a second straight NBA title.
All that changed one tragic morning when The Houston Post was bought, shredded and buried in a matter of minutes by its crosstown rival, The Houston Chronicle.
Find out what happened to The Houston Post here.
Since that day, The Chronicle has steadily decreased in appeal, coverage, attention to detail and desire to be any sort of newspaper worthy of the nation’s fourth-largest city. After years of watching the mistakes and the malaise, the Alliance to Stop Shitty Houston Outlets of Literature (ASSHOL) was formed, with the sole purpose of bringing to the light the weekly atrocities commited by this rag that have turned the once tranquil Bayou City into a print journalism wasteland.
It won’t be an easy battle, and we need your help. Send your Chronicle complaints, errors and horror stories to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and help bring down the Hearst Corp. tyrants, or at least, really piss them off.
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From: “Captain Caveman”

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 21:45:44 -0600
Local: Mon, Mar 26 2001 10:45 pm
Subject: Fed up with The Houston Chronicle?
Are you sick of The Chronicle’s daily errors and shoddy coverage?
You’re not alone!
Come vent your frustration at the anti-Chronicle, Houston’s finest addition
to the Houston journalism, The Houston Moronicle!!!!
See what errors the Chronicle has made today and add your beef to the long
list of detractors of this wasteland of journalistic integrity!
Houston Texans Message Board & Forum
and i’m quite possibly retarded, that came from the Moronicle, and was probably already posted today.
Texas Monthly: BurkaBlog
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Chronicle: “Strayhorn for Governor”
posted by paulburka at 11:11 AM
October 22nd, 2006 at 1:06 pm
Anonymous says:
This “Dan Patrick supporter” is a DEMOCRAT ! Or Burka trying to find another angle to attack Perry. No Republican endorsed by the Houston Moronicle is threatened. Nor has there ever been. No Patrick Republican supports Stayhorn. Even Patrick criticizes her taking millions from two tobacco lawyers. Without the trial lawyers, Strayhorn would be broke.
SA Texas Football Forum
08-10-2007, 07:16 AM
Since when has the Chronicle been a good source of sports info? I would trust you, Spartan, and many others on this board for info more than the Chronicle or affectionately known in Katy as the Moronicle.
Houston Chronicle: chron.Commons
Comment on: Justice: Penders leaves mediocre mark at UH at 3/23/2010 7:06 AM CDT
Ha, ha, ha! Imagine someone working at the Houston Moronicle making comments about someone being mediocre. That’s a level of competence that most of the sports staff can look up to. I haven’t send any of those mullets coach a team to win anything.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Tuesday, July 13, 2010 • Permalink

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