Media: Chatter

"It's fucking ridiculous that in order to watch all our favourite programmes on other channels, we should be taxed to watch one service." - The TV presenter Richard Madeley wades into the BBC funding debate

"I get a second bite of the wonga and this time the company is environmentally feasible. I thought what a fantastic pay-off because I actually got the cash in the end. There is a god!" - The food critic Giles Coren on appearing as the new face of Birds Eye, having originally turned down the offer

"Newspapers have far bigger problems, such as the loss of trust among readers because of their failure to speak the truth to power. That's an advantage bloggers have; they often do have that courage." - The Craigslist founder Craig Newmark on his site taking ad revenue from newspapers.