There is a reason we St. Louis cognoscenti like to call you the Post Disgrace.
It is not because of "edgy" writers like Dana.
It is because your reporting is all too often shoddy, unoriginal, or both.
It is because your articles are often riddled with typos, factual errors, and grammatical goofs any entry-level copy editor ought to be able to catch.
It is because the few brilliant voices at the paper are mostly drowned out in a sea of relentless mediocrity.
It is because your forays into internet publishing have been tentative and tone-deaf; your web design, clunky; your attempts at online community-building, inept.
Post-Dispatch, we don't even HAVE another "real" newspaper in St. Louis. Don't you think we'd like to love you?
Don't you think we wish we could be proud?