Now it's war. Croydon Advertiser editor Glenn Ebrey has unmasked the blogger he believes is behind Inside Croydon, which describes his paper as the "Sadvertiser" and claims it is "patronising and dull."On the Croydon Advertiser website Ebrey has a link to Inside Croydon with a barbed post: "Click on the link above and The Insider’s readership might just hit double figures. Oh, by the way, his name is Steven Downes. He used to submit sports articles for us but then we found someone better." The post is headed: "Touched a nerve".
Round One: As I revealed yesterday Ebrey wrote an "open letter" challenging the anonymous blogger behind Inside Croydon to spend a day at the paper's office so he could see how hard the staff work and how dedicated they are.
Round Two: Inside Croydon responded: "It’s heartening, Glenn, to see that you defend your “hard-working” staff and “the dedication and hours they put into producing the paper each week.
"If you don’t mind, for now we’ll pass your offer for us to give up a day of our expertise to give your staff some training and show them how to do their jobs. And we will continue to judge them, and you, on results."
- Round Four: (see post from Steven Downes below)