Media: Chatter

"Every house has to have rules - even Animal House. I don't think The Spectator has had a boss for the last two years." - Andrew Neil wades in as the new chief executive of The Spectator, the title rapidly becoming more famous for the love lives of its senior staff than for any editorial value

"A merger with five had some obvious attractions ... But the devil was in the detail and it became clear that the most fundamental thing was that we protect a certain magic as to how Channel 4 works." - Andy Duncan, in one of his many "exclusive" interviews after quitting merger talks with five

"We are a family store and, while we want to offer the widest possible range of magazines, we need to ensure that we don't offend our customers." - Tesco, one of the world's biggest retailers, deals a massive blow to lads' mags.