Beecher vs The Drum

Just a late arvo quickie on Crikey publisher Eric Beecher’s red hot go at The Drum, which the Australian featured prominently in its media section today.

Key paragraph from Lara Sinclair’s story:

“As a huge supporter of the ABC, I have been somewhat shocked at (the ABC’s) decision to create a website (The Drum) that sits so blatantly in the territory of sites like Crikey and The Punch,” Mr Beecher said.

“Operating in the commercial space, we expect vigorous competition from other commercial publishers. But to see the ABC tanks roll up on our lawn was bewildering.”