Media: Chatter

"You have a fully funded and publicly funded news organisation on your doorstep. How can you compete with that?" - Carolyn McCall, the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, believes the BBC makes charging for news content impossible

"London is laughing at this ludicrous campaign. Saying 'sorry' for the past smacks of a Soviet courtroom 'confession'." - The former Evening Standard editor, Veronica Wadley, is not impressed by the paper's new stance

"A TV channel that relies on big-money ads, but is struggling to attract them, devotes Saturday night to a clips show recalling the good old days ... Shakespeare would struggle to write something that tragic." - Ian Hyland, the News of the World TV critic, on ITV's Best Ever Ads shows