Media: Chatter

"If firms pay for ads that make violent behaviour seem acceptable, they are sponsoring bruises, tears and hurt in the homes of children." - Ed Mayo, the chief executive of the National Consumer Council, after public objections to violence in advertising reached a record high

"My dream was ... to stand for inspirational fashion, great features and great writing. Now Harper's Bazaar is seen as the fashion bible, not the society bible." - Lucy Yeomans, the editor of Harper's Bazaar, throws down the gauntlet to Vogue after being named "editors' editor of the year" at the annual BSME Awards

"A greater awareness of fashion has brought home the fact that Vogue is the authority in the field and does it better than anyone." - Alexandra Shulman, the editor of the UK edition of Vogue, fights back.