WALÉ AZEEZ reports from the weekend's Edinburgh International Television Festival

“They moved the News at Ten from its traditional slot, which turned it into ‘News at When’ and as a result permanently damaged ITV’s reputation as a serious source of news” GREG DYKE, BBC DIRECTOR GENERAL

“They wriggle and twist like spastic eels” ROD LIDDLE ON GOVERNMENT’S CHANGES OF POSITION ON THE KELLYAFFAIR

“Embedding’ is a terrible word for the Americans to come up with. It sounds like ‘in bed with’ and, let’s face it, when you’re in bed with someone, you usually have a kind of preference” GAVIN HEWITT, BBC SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

“Never trust what a man in Army uniform tells you” DAVID MANNION, EDITOR, ITV NEWS, ON BEING ASKED WHAT HE HAD LEARNT FROM COVERING THE WAR IN IRAQ

“When we are forced into making these blithe and comfortable platitudinous asides we do everybody a disservice: the audience, which wishes only to be told the truth. But we do a disservice to British Muslims, too” ROD LIDDLE ON THE EVILS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN BBC  NEWS BROADCASTS

“I have had a long and hard debate with myself and I would not have done anything differently” DAVID MANNION ON HIS DECISION TO SEND TERRY LLOYD TO IRAQ AS A UNILATERAL JOURNALIST

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