On Oct. 12, I tweeted a link to this story by Aaron James at Salon.com: How Fox News created a new culture of idiots zite.to/UUOtRU via @zite — Michael Becker (@superjaberwocky) October 28, 2012 The article is an excerpt from James’ book, “Assholes: A Theory.” The Salon.com piece profiles the modern varieties of “assholes” in […]

A staffer here at the Chronicle received the Kim Gillan mailing below last week and noticed that it cites the Bozeman Daily Chronicle twice. It’s embedded below. In case that doesn’t work, [here’s the link](https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B8FqBanMDH47ZmhaMDItS29KZzA). Let’s look at the quotes and the original stories and see how they compare to the quotes used on the […]

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Wilcoxson’s, the Livingston-based ice cream company whose president drew the fury of the Internet a few weeks ago over an insensitive comment on its Facebook page, has told its online fans that it’s done talking about the matter. On the company’s restored Facebook page, it writes that while Wilcoxson’s has allowed discussion of the Sept. […]

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A fun one from the Romenesko blog today: [The Stamford Advocate in Connecticut has banned the word “fracking” in its comment section](http://jimromenesko.com/2012/10/17/hearst-site-bans-the-word-fracking-in-comments/), citing how it’s often used as a replacement for certain versatile curse word that starts with an F. Upset is Sharon Wilson, a Texas advocate for people negatively affected by [hydraulic fracturing](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing), aka […]


On the heels of [my](http://www.news.hypercrit.net/2012/10/10/do-newspaper-endorsements-matter/) [posts](http://www.news.hypercrit.net/2012/10/15/reaction-to-tester-endorsement/) about newspapers endorsing candidates, another newspaper has announced that it will stop endorsing candidates for president. The Knoxville News Sentinel’s Jack McElroy announced Oct. 14 that [the paper will not endorse a presidential candidate](http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/oct/14/jack-mcelroy-news-sentinel-ends-long-tradition) — the first time in its history it hasn’t done so. McElroy’s rationale: >Citizens can […]


On Sunday and again in today’s paper, the Chronicle published on its opinions page the paper’s political endorsements for this election year. The [first set of endorsements](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_ef1e405e-115e-11e2-9c86-001a4bcf887a.html?soc=ef1e405e-115e-11e2-9c86-001a4bcf887a) covered statewide races, such as the U.S. House of Representatives, Attorney General and Public Service commission. The [second set](http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/article_0bd652fc-12ec-11e2-9331-001a4bcf887a.html?soc=0bd652fc-12ec-11e2-9331-001a4bcf887a) dealt with House and Senate races for the state […]