After nearly 50 years of service, Helen Thomas won't be getting her own table at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Thomas, a former WHCA president, retired from her post as a syndicated columnist for Hearst newspapers after making some controversial comments on Israel.
And it looks like the White House Correspondents Association still got beef.
The WHCA told her that
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Well, it's better than $13 mil!
Waaaay back in June 2010, we learned that South Korean newspaper Segye Times filed a $13 million lawsuit against Katherine Jackson over a series of family concerts that never happened.
Now, the lawsuit has finally been settled, and MJ's estate has loaned Katherine $6 mil to pay the newspaper.
Unfortunately for Katherine,
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Warner Bros. and the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises have a very special message for Pittsburgh:
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First off, we can see where this guy is coming from. Any kind of hidden charges or intended shady tactics are NOT cool when it comes to the cost of things. Especially when probably almost everyone assumes the newspaper left in front of hotel room doors is free.
But, this level of outrage over 75 cents seems a little much. BUT the better reason, of course, which has been added to the litigation, is that it isn't good for the environment to use so many papers that people are probably not reading anymore:
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Your newspaper, that is.
The Post Office is abiding by a new rule as of this week, stating that if a flat piece of mail longer than 10 inches "droops" too much, it will cost the sender more to send in bulk. This law mostly pertains to magazine and newspaper companies that have taken to sending their materials through the Post Office rather than having their own delivery team.
The rule was put into to place since such "droopy" mail can't be sorted through the automated flat sorter, and thus, someone must do it by hand. Hands cost more than machines, as you might know, and we wouldn't want the Post Office having to pay another set of hands now would we?
Due to the changes, every newspaper being sent through the postal service is undergoing a "droop test" (LOLS) to determine if they fit in the machine. If they do, great. If not, FAIL, which means paying more money for shipping.
Not such good news for your local paps! Maybe they'll have to bring back Newsies to deliver'em!
P.S. - OMG! Yes, do that!
[Image via WENN.]
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That's what the publisher thinks!
Arthur Sulzberger of the New York Times spoke at a London media summit yesterday and proclaimed:
"We will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD."
Sulzberger's statement was in response to a prediction that the newspaper would go out-of-print by 2015.
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