Media: Chatter

"I just wanted to make it feel more solid and masculine and a little less floppy." - Jeremy Langmead, the editor of Esquire, explains the thinking behind his new, manbag-sized magazine "It is his misfortune to have been demonised as the great media bogeyman of our times ... the world's understanding of him is perhaps not as rounded as it should be." - Alastair Campbell on the media mogul Rupert Murdoch

"Not many people in the newsroom are happy. Rupert Murdoch blurs the line between what is truth and what is entertainment." - An anonymous graphic designer at The Wall Street Journal on the news of Rupert Murdoch's $5.6 billion takeover.