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Slant Source[edit]

Sentence "paper is known for its liberal slant" may be true but need to cite sources. Just because you think it has it is not enough for Wikipedia see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and Wikipedia:Verifiability for policies. Passive tense is weak, especially when used to avoid saying "Person or Group considers the paper to have a liberal slant". -WCFrancis 22:48, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Current sentence (which I had not seen yet when I wrote the above comment is: "While some claim that the paper maintains a moderate editorial tone, others believe that the paper has a definite liberal slant." This is much better, but we still can't tell who claims/believes that. -WCFrancis 22:54, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

I have moved and expanded the discussion about the paper's editorial slant from the introduction to the main body of the article. I have noted some particular editorial positions the paper has taken, and have put the discussion in the context of contrasting it with the more conservative (and now defunct) Globe Democrat. Having the comment in context and in body of the article seems more consistent with NPOV than having it as a stand alone in the intro. 209.145.162.130 20:18, 28 September 2005 (UTC)

Name[edit]

Saint Louis spelled out is incorrect. The Post-Dispatch spells it St. Louis and indeed that is what the copyright is under.

It should be moved. The name "St. Louis Post-Dispatch", as well as the other name edits that I made, were found from the bibliographic records on WorldCat (subsciption-based version) for OCLC accession numbers 1764810 and 9577970. Ardric47 00:49, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Pd20041127.jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Post-Dispatch newspaper cover.jpg[edit]

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Weatherbird[edit]

Weatherbird is a pink bird on the front page of the daily newspaper St. Louis Post Dispatch, who accompanies the weather. He was creathed on Feb. 11, 1901 by Harry B. Martin. There are 6 artists total whi have drawn the Weatherbird: Harry B. Martin, 1901-1903 Oscar Chopin, 1903-1910 S. Carlisle Martin, 1910-1932 Amadee Wohlschlaeger, 1932-1981 Albert Schweitzer, 1981- 1986 Dan Martin, 1986-Present None of the Martins are actually related. A Shoe company,Peter's Weatherbird Shoes, named after Weatherbird. Albert Schweitzer was the first one to draw the Weatherbird in color. There are lots of Weatherbird fans, even in Germany.

Under the Early Years section, it is stated:

"On February 11, 1901, the paper introduced a front page feature called the "Weatherbird", a cartoon bird accompanying the daily weather forecast. "Weatherbird" is the oldest, continuous cartoon in the United States today."

However, this claim lacks any citations.

Comics[edit]

I believe we should add what comics are running at that time.It is actually interesting information. Dwfan317 (talk) 02:20, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Compact[edit]

I don't believe the Post-Dispatch is published in compact format. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.24.142.128 (talk) 08:49, 9 February 2012 (UTC)