Media: Chatter

"You could call Big Brother pornography - or the violence that appears on screen. But to call me a pornographer is like calling the head of Glaxo a drug dealer." - Richard Desmond, the owner of the Fantasy Channel, defends his reputation

"I want to know how much petrol prices have risen and instead I'm treated to a one-day special from a mud hut in Afghanistan." - The LBC presenter Nick Ferrari is not a big fan of the BBC's "ponderous and boring" approach

"Before it came on the market, I was concerned about it. Now I see it's a completely different beast and is merely a very polished celebrity and high-street rehash magazine." - Alexander Shulman, the editor of Vogue, claims that Grazia has made no impact on Vogue's fortunes.