"Lord Mandelson is smart enough and experienced enough to know that there is no such link, but you can see why it might suit him to create a different impression." - John Ryley, the head of Sky News, responds to Peter Mandelson's suggestion that there is an editorial agenda across News Corporation-owned media outlets.
"I was offered a lot of money to stay on but that wasn't the reason behind it. I wanted to do something different. I wanted a new challenge." - Simon Cowell explains why he's quitting American Idol to launch The X Factor in the States