Like it or not, The Star no longer leads the KCMO news cycle OR opinion and their influence has faded along with their readership.
Example: Check a convenience store this afternoon and look at all of those leftover Sunday papers.
Sure, it's fun to kick these folks while their down but beating a dead horse isn't really that productive. Constant criticism actually lends the newspaper a bit more credibility than it deserves. Here @ TKC . . . Among HUNDREDS of news items, jokes and tidbits we offer . . . Dead-Tree Media mostly merits passing mention equivalent with their fading influence.