NY Observer refuses to retract story about NY Post editor

New York Post editor Col Allan: “My attorneys are today filing a formal demand of retraction from the Observer and its publisher.”

New York Observer editor Elizabeth Spiers: “It doesn’t make much sense to retract.”


The Observer reported Thursday that “among the names of various powerful men found in transcripts of the surveillance audio from the five-year-long investigation [of the Soccer Mom Madam] is one prominent media figure: Col Allan, the editor of the New York Post.”

* Observer won’t retract story about Col Allan and “Soccer Mom Madam”
* NYO: We never claimed that Allan was friends with the woman, only that she said he was on surveillance audio
* Allan: “Observer’s report is nothing but a smear and a lie”