How Tom Allon's Newspaper Covers Tom Allon's Candidacy: Skeptically

With phrases like “vanity run,” “pet issue,” and “long shot.” From City Hall News and The Capitol’s morning email:
* The field of mayoral candidates may get a little bigger as Tom Allon, president and CEO of Manhattan Media, considers a run for the office. What seems like a vanity run to push his pet issue of improving city schools is a long shot at best, and it complicates matters for us as he’s the head of our parent company. We’re putting up a wall between Allon’s aspirations and our coverage of New York politics, and we’ll cover him like any other candidate – which means we’ll wait to see if he’s taken seriously before we do.


  1. […] was more of one of journalistic ethics than campaign ethics, but he pointed to a statement in the newspaper’s morning email blast, which took a skeptical tone:  ”What seems like a vanity run to push his pet issue of […]

  2. Anonymous says:

    He is a “MINI” Bloomberg and needs to sell his Media Empire and use the proceeds to run for office.

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

  3. […] an uphill battle to convince people he is for real. Even his own employees called the campaign a “vanity run” and a “long shot at […]