Confirming a long-rumored deal, next week's St. Louis Business Journal carries on its editorial page the first of a new regular column by Arch City Chronicle publisher Dave Drebes (complete with a kinda smirky picture of the man); STLBJ publisher Ellen Sherberg comments at length on the addition in her column.
Among other things, she writes: "Mr. Drebes...is a former stock broker and a keen political observer. In the past his views sometimes disagreed with the official editorial stands we've taken, especially dealing with the development of the Old Post Office, a project this newspaper deems critical to the rebuilding of downtown. So some of his friends and cohorts will probably consider him a heretic to write for the business press and some of our friends might raise an eyebrow that we're keeping company with a rabble-rouser of sorts."
Rouse the rabble, young columnist! Your cohorts are behind you!