“It’s Exhilarating To Be Fired At Age 86…”

… is how Liz Smith winds down her final New York Post column today.

“It’s emasculating” to be fired, Smith tells fellow fired gossip columnist Lloyd Grove at The Daily Beast. Smith on why she thinks she was let go:

I’m not scandalous enough, I’m not aggressive enough, I’m doing philosophical journalism, if you will, because there’s no other kind now. I didn’t really fit the mold [at the Post].

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.