Why NY Post, Daily News cost-savings talks collapsed
New York Magazine
The papers' cultures "were too incompatible with too much bad history" for them to sign a deal, says one observer. Even pondering a partnership is sacrilege to an ink-stained tabloid warrior, writes Gabriel Sherman. "And possibly, that's why Col Allan, the Post editor Murdoch brought over from Australia to beat the Daily News in 2001, is said to be considering retirement."