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Col Allan

  1. tabloid wars
    Daily News Puts Post in Front-Page CrosshairsThe tabloid wars are heating up.
  2. ink-stained wretches
    The New York Post Is Switching Bosses for a BitEditor Col Allan is leaving, but it’s “temporary.”
  3. ink-stained wretches
    New York Post Editor Apologizes, Unwittingly, for Terrible CoverageSomeone slipped an apology into the paper. 
  4. col allan
    Post Editor Col Allan Protests New York’s ‘Mischief’The Post’s Col Allan responds to our profile of his ex-deputy.
  5. ink-stained wretches
    Manhattan Madam Good Friends With Post Editor?Anna Gristina is reportedly tight with Rupert Murdoch’s man Col Allan.
  6. ink-stained wretches
    Report: Post Political Editor Quit Because Col Allan Didn’t Know What Was Happening in the WorldGregg Birnbaum had enough.
  7. ink-stained wretches
    Even in Dismal Print Climate, New York Post and Daily News Couldn’t Get AlongEven considering such a partnership would once have been considered sacrilege.
  8. lawsuits
    Sandra Guzman Sues the PostThey had to know this was coming.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    The Post Finally Pushes Liz Smith All the Way Out the DoorThe gossip legend’s last column will be Thursday.
  10. in other news
    ‘Post’ Projecting Own Foibles Onto Sue Simmons?Despite denials of drunkenness from Simmons, the tabloid keeps hammering away at her.
  11. ink-stained wretches
    Elaine Kaufman Death Scare at the ‘Post’ — All Col’s Fault?For a short period of time last Thursday, the tabloid was thrown into a devastated tailspin at the news that the beloved restaurateur had died. Good thing it wasn’t true.
  12. in other news
    The ‘Post’ Still in the Anger Stage of Dealing With Heath Ledger’s DeathWe are still several days away from finding out results of the toxicology reports being done on Heath Ledger’s body, but the New York Post is still having trouble with the fact that, as yet, there is no one to blame. Last week, we were surprised at all of the heat they brought on Mary-Kate Olsen. They put her face on the cover and claimed she was to be questioned by police (they stand by the story, but cops are now saying they won’t be speaking with the actress). Olsen is involved, as even your golden retriever must know by now, because the masseuse who found Ledger’s body mysteriously called her before calling 911. Olsen sent in her bodyguards rather than calling the police. After we and other Websites like Gawker.com pointed out the contradiction between the paper’s story and what police were saying, we were e-mailed with a blusterous comment from Post editor Col Allan, which implied that the police were “afraid” of Olsen and that’s why they wouldn’t question her. Then, they followed up on Saturday with a photo-free cover, which asked “WHY” the police weren’t questioning Olsen. There was an interior editorial that day explaining that the tabloid was receiving “dark communications” from Olsen’s lawyers, threatening them.
  13. intel
    Col Allan Is Not Afraid of Mary-Kate Olsen!Following our post this morning about how the Post’s story on Mary-Kate Olsen being questioned by police turned out to be wrong, we just received this statement from Post editor-in-chief Col Allan, via e-mail: We confirmed this story last night with an impeccable source inside the NYPD and we stand by our reporting. Almost immediately after the tragic passing of Mr. Ledger, Ms. Olsen’s attorneys began emailing us threatening letters. As has been well reported, there were a number of calls to Ms. Olsen from the masseuse before the NYPD arrived on the scene. We would find it strange if Ms. Olsen were not questioned at all. The New York Post will not be pressured and we find it odd that the chiefs at the NYPD appear to be terrified of 4-foot-11 inch, 90-pound Mary Kate Olsen. Classic. Related: In Ledger Mystery, ‘Post’ Goes After Mary-Kate. Cops, Not as Much
  14. company town
    Rupert’s Fingers Already Closing Around the Heart of the ‘Journal’MEDIA • Rupert Murdoch won’t officially take over the Journal until tomorrow, but he’s already dipped his tentacles deep into the paper. Rumor has it the Journal will dismiss two or three dozen people, to be replaced with Rupe’s cronies, and then go on a hiring spree. Oh, and apparently Murdoch briefly considered dropping “Wall Street” from the title. Tells you something about where the paper’s headed. [NYT] • Sadly, Jane Pratt won’t actually be starring in a reality-TV show titled American Ugly, as we reported yesterday. C’mon Jane, don’t you love us? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • New York Post “Metro” editor Dan Colarusso, whom Col Allan praised as “a quintessential New Yorker,” walked out of the newsroom and quit yesterday. No word on why, but seems pretty quintessential to us. [Runnin’ Scared/VV]
  15. in other news
    ‘Post’ Pirate to Scuttle ‘Journal’?Gawker is reporting that Rupert Murdoch brought Scores-attending, wine-swilling, hysterical headline-writing New York Post editor Col Allan over to a Wall Street Journal staff meeting this morning, a move that likely made the august journos over there apoplectic. Get ready for a new set of signs. Heard on the Street [Gawker] Related: Rupe’s Attack Dog Gets Bitten, Keeps Barking