Former N.Y. Post Editor Emails Gawker to Say ‘Squeal, Pig F**kers, Squeal’


GawkerPigMere hours after the announcement that Gawker Media was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, former New York Post editor Col Allan emailed the site’s tip line to offer his sympathies.

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To: Today at 3:15 PM

Here’s a tip. You lie, you die. Squeal, pig fuckers, squeal.

Sent from my iPhone

In a subsequent email, when asked if he was drunk, Allan clarified:

Not yet. Surely you don’t take offense. Such wit is your charm. Denton knows more about fucking pigs than I ever will. But it’s a joke, right.

Sent from my iPhone

Allan, who retired as editor-in-chief of the Post at the end of April, has been the subject of previous Gawker love-fests as “Is the New York Post Edited by a Bigoted Drunk Who Fucks Pigs?” and “Racist Retires.”

In the former article, published in April 2013, Tom Scocca excoriated Allan and the Post for the decision to place on the front cover an image of two innocent men at the Boston Marathon the day of the bombing with the headline “BAG MEN” and caption “Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.”

(In a statement Allan defended the decision to run the cover, saying: “We stand by our story. The image was emailed to law enforcement agencies yesterday afternoon seeking information about these men, as our story reported. We did not identify them as suspects.”)

Scocca concluded his Allan roast by writing: “We are not saying Col Allan fucks sheep, either. It could be that Col Allan fucks pigs or sheep. We do not know. It would be irresponsible to speculate.”


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