Col Allan told The Capital media reporter Joe Pompeo that he shall return, once newspaper turnaround work is completed Down Under. But many of those at the New York Post who spoke to the journalist aren’t so sure.
Watching over the editorial fortunes of the paper in Allan’s absence is Jesse Angelo, formerly of The Daily. Pompeo writes about a NYP retreat last fall up in the Hudson Highlands during which the since departed EIC made a scary confession:
At the beginning of the event, Allan offered a rare mea culpa from his perch at the back of the room.
“As most of you know, there was nobody less interested in the Internet at this newspaper than me,” one person who was there recalls him saying. “It seems I was wrong about that.”