Mon 18 Jun, 2007 09:39 pm
He is Canadian but a thorough Neocon. Yup, Conrad Black on trial for theft or fraud. He coaxed the widow of Macdougall, former Chairman of Argus Corporation that owned Massey-Ferguson, the farm equipment manufacturer, to give control and right off the bat he raided the assets and killed off Argus and Massey-Ferguson. With the funds he bought into Hollinger, originally a mining company, and converted that into a newspaper company. He bought right-wing papers such as the Toronto Sun and started the Chicago Sun Times from a failed Chicago paper. He was as pompous as a Robber Baron and got himself the title of Baron in England even though he was a Canadian. He gave up his Canadian citizenship for the title and started a right-wing national paper called the National Post. Canada being somewhat liberal never did quite accepted it so it is a burden as other profitable papers subsidize its existence. He sold off the National Post,which is still limping and may drag the whole chain down.
Ah Amigo, long time no see. Black is a pompous ass. He has a master's in English and likes to use big words to impress people. He loves playing 'pretend general' with toy soldiers enacting battle scenes of Napoleon with Jackman. Well Napoleon ended up in Elba and I hope Black ends up in jail.