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Finke to Kinsley: Good riddance

In her Deadline Hollywood column, Nikki Finke gives a send-off to Michael Kinsley, who announced yesterday that he would be stepping down as editor of the LAT editorial page. As usual, she is measured and diplomatic:

Good riddance, Mikey. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out to your new $6.2 mil Seattle mansion, purchased right before you took the LAT job.

I don’t know. Many of Finke’s complaints about Kinsley are legitimate, but can’t she come up with something fresher than “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out?”

Finke also reports that the Current section sound effect was removed from latimes.com “after readers complained en masse.” I was wondering about that…

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