Media: Chatter

"We will urge all our supporters to boycott Unilever's products. It is unacceptable to exploit animals in such distressing circumstances." - Jan Creamer, the chief executive of Animal Defenders International, after Unilever's agency, Lowe London, used primates in its latest Sure Sport ad

"I am certain the paper he will produce for tomorrow will be, in the traditions of The Independent, challenging, entertaining and illuminating." - Simon Kelner, the editor of The Independent, severely overestimates the talents of U2's Bono, who guest edited the paper for a day in a tie-up with the Red charity initiative

"I am going to hold my hands up and say we actually agree with some of the criticisms levelled at ITV over the years ... (ITV1) largely missed the revolution in lifestyle programming." - Simon Shaps, ITV's director of television, is in apologetic mood as he axes programmes including Today with Des & Mel and Rosemary & Thyme.

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