Post Drops Liz Smith Column

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2009 6:50 PM CST
In this March 17, 2008, file photo, gossip columnist Liz Smith attends the 4th Annual Stella by Starlight benefit in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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(Newser) – Liz Smith will dish no more at the New York Post. The paper is dropping her gossip column this week to save money, Editor & Publisher reports. It will be the first time in 33 years that Smith, 86, won't have a spot in one of New York City's newspapers. Smith fans, however, can find her at, a site for women she helped found. Her last Post column will run Thursday.

"I'm very sorry that that has come to an end, and that I wasn't valuable enough for them to keep me on," said Smith, notes the AP.