Media: Chatter

"Dawn was a lot more expensive than me. I think her expense account ran higher than my salary." - The former five boss David Elstein on being replaced as the chief executive at the channel by Dawn Airey

"We are in very advanced negotiations to buy a controlling stake in what we think is a wonderful search engine." - Rupert Murdoch announces his latest plan for world domination as News Corporation earmarks funds for new-media expansion

"When I see a whale hanging about in a lagoon getting fatter and fatter, my immediate reaction is to reach for my harpoon." - Who'd have guessed that Felix Dennis is talking about his redesigned magazine Test Drive taking on its rivals?