It's a great example of the KC Star still not figuring out how to sell a newspaper. As a long-time paper subscriber, I've watched the Star get worse and worse. More AP articles; fewer local. Press releases not even being rewritten -- just dumped in as news (I get some of those myself so it's easy to see). Arts section largely dumped. Limited reviews. Most of the firings happened now some time ago so I've stopped mourning those. Comics reduced (granted, not a big news impact). Well researched stories? Nahhh . . . not so much; those take time. And apparently the downward slide in quality is just going to continue.
It makes me so sad.