Post-Dispatch Recognizes "Local Alternative Newspaper" by Name


The copy editors at the Post-Dispatch must have been sleeping Tuesday night. How else to explain the words "Riverfront Times" sneaking into Wednesday morning's paper?

But there it was on page B4 of an article (excerpted below) on Valley Park and a feud between its ex- and current mayor. 


As you can see, the Post-Dispatch cites RFT writer Kristen Hinman's incredible profile on former Valley Park mayor Jeffery Whitteaker that, yes, probably helped topple his reign.

But why -- or how -- the P-D let the name "Riverfront Times" enter its copy remains a puzzler. We had grown accustomed to the newspaper referring to us as "a local alternative newspaper" every time it felt compelled to comment about one of our articles or -- more often than not -- fart in our general direction.

Whatever the case, we're glad to see we're back in the good graces of the Post-Dispatch,  a publication we consider to be the finest daily in St. Louis -- bar none. 

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