Media: Chatter

"We are going to have lots of naked men, because men's bits are funny." - June Smith-Shepherd, the editor of the IPC launch Pick Me Up, outlines her sophisticated editorial policy

"It is a matter of public record that other newspaper businesses would be willing to distribute a free afternoon paper and might even pay more than we are getting for the Metro deal." - London Mayor Ken Livingstone sounds almost animated at the idea of shafting Associated Newspapers

"(Buying ITV) would have a nice ring to it. I wouldn't rule anything out." - Lord Hollick, the former owner of the Anglia and Meridian franchises, after taking a job at the US private equity company KKR.