Yesterday, Eat The Press reported that Bravo had originally eyed the New York Post for Tabloid Wars its uber-hyped (at least in this town) upcoming documentary about the gossip sheet but that Post editor Col Allan turned them down, forcing Bravo to chronicle the Daily News instead. Post staffers have since given to mocking the show referring to their archenemy as the Daily Snooze with more frequency and fervor as one would any rival.
But we hear some staffers were none-too-thrilled with Allan’s decision.
Notes an insider:
Not everyone at the Post agreed w/ Col’s decision not to do the show. Col comes across as a kind of crass, drunken, dishevelled bullfrog, but some of the more, ah, telegenic people at the paper (yes, there are a few) were miffed that they didn’t get a chance at the publicity the schlumps from the Daily Snooze are now getting. The Post was always the producers’ first choice it has much better name recognition, it’s punchier, more iconic, and of course it’s got Page Six. The Snooze may be a better news gathering operation in some respects, may be higher quality in others, but really it’s pretty damned dull, confused about its purpose in life and suffering badly from Post-envy and the painful injustice of being the better-selling and better-earning but palpably second-string and socioculturally inferior paper.