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Ellen Soeteber's Crappy Friday Night

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor has resigned, to be replaced by managing editor Arnie Robbins effective the first of December. Soeteber gives as her reasons an inability to "come to terms with management on financial issues, both personal and in terms of the resources needed to run the newspaper. But, she said, those were not the only factors for her decision."

Wonder if the honchos are getting way more bloodletting than they bargained for with this "early retirement" exodus and now this?

We'll just point you to their own story for the specifics.

UPDATE: We checked in, just for giggles, on the Mayor's latest mini-poll, which finds Ms. Soeteber clocking in second lowest on his odd "how well are true believers doing their jobs?" poll. Guess we won't have Ellen to kick around anymore.

Archbishop Burke, we're lookin' at you...the gauntlet is down. Also, does anyone else find it disingenous that lil' ole Fran Slay didn't include "Francis Slay, as Mayor of St. Louis" on the poll?

Posted under The Media by Amanda Doyle on Fri., Nov 4, 2005 at 7:53 PM


The poll includes people allied with the Mayor (Biondi, Fleming, both McGuires), allied with the poll's likely author (Cassilly, client Jockety) and potential or curremt targets of the Slay cabal (Salci, Hatton). Perhaps someday some snarky wiseass will justify an alliance or a political hit with the poll results...

[Posted by Fling on Sat., Nov 5, 2005 at 1:11 PM]

The offices of the Mayor and County Executive can blame Salci all they want for Metro's financial woes. But when it comes to publicly demanding Missouri to kick in its fair share of funding for transit operations, hizzoner and his County companion are quietly spineless.

[Posted by Brian on Mon., Nov 7, 2005 at 12:41 PM]

The whole cute and cuddly thing emanating from Mayor Slay's blog is kind of unreal, no? Almost makes you long for the simple, brutal honesty of Callow and Rainford ripping some enemy's flesh apart and eating it joyfully perched on a gargoyle above City Hall. Maybe another blog in the spirit of the latter (a ying to the mayor's yang) is in the offing.

[Posted by Warren on Wed., Nov 9, 2005 at 3:00 AM]

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