Dan Aquilante, The New York Post’s Music Critic since 1985, has decided to call it quits. Capital New York reports that for the next stage of his life, Aquilante has launched a website (DanTheManPress.com) and thought that running an ad for it in the Post would be good idea. Apparently Aquilante was mistaken, because according to him, the Post’s Editor-in-Chief, Col Allan, cut the ad.
Aquilante was natually shocked, so he decided to send Allan a note, asking what happened:
I’m baffled why you’d kill my ad. It allowed readers who have followed me for 30 years at the Post to know where I went. I was also supporting the Post by buying advertising. That’s not something every fledgling company does. But most importantly, that ad was a raised flag that showed that there’s no hard feelings between the Post and I. Obviously I’m wrong, since you must feel hurt by my departure. If you’d like, lets have a drink and talk it out.
Allan hasn’t responded yet.
We guess that’s all there is to say.