Media: Chatter

"I think that it is an endorsement of the company. I say that quite sincerely. I'm not losing any sleep over it ... we're quite relaxed." - Rupert Murdoch tries to sound calm after the Liberty Media tycoon John Malone doubles his voting stake in News Corporation

"At The Daily Telegraph, they really have to make up their minds, and not just about format. It's about content and they are not as serious as us or The Guardian." - The Times' editor, Robert Thomson, continues to take potshots at his broadsheet rival

"It feels like a recipe for conflict, for muddle, for duplication of effort and for significant additional cost - to be borne, presumably, by you and me, the licence-fee payers." - Michael Grade, the BBC chairman, sticks the boot into those who want an external regulator for the BBC.


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