Conrad Black: Lord Who? Damn Canadians!

There is classic stuff in some of the early clips from jury selection at the Chicago trial of Canadian and one-time media tycoon Conrad Black. For example, jurors were asked whether they thought there was anything wrong with execs being paid “millions of dollars”:

“No one just receives that much out of the blue for nothing,” said a woman.

Another man said that when he hears of millions in payments, he concludes: “Yes, they probably stole the money.”

And then there was this on Black’s peerage title, Lord Black of Crossharbour:

One male jury candidate said he believed Mr. Black has “something to do with Britain’s royal family.”

Finally, when asked about their views of Canadians, the responses ranged from Canadians being “anti-union”, to this:

Another woman in the pool wrote when asked what she thought of Canadians: “Not much. Socialist country.”

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Comments

  1. MRM says:

    Actually, Conrad Black terminated his Canadian citizenship in 2003 so that he could join the British House of Lords. A bad idea, in hindsight. He does retain a Canadian passport as a member of the Canadian Privy Council (a 1992 “gift” from a former CDN Prime Minister).
    But he’s no longer a “Canadian” citizen. Just Canadian-born, perhaps.
    MRM

  2. John says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen….Your typical American voting public!

  3. Conrad Black is about as British as Rupert Murdoch is American. The Canadians can have him back, please.

  4. Linda R.M.Rayner Wright says:

    Like sheep to the slaughter, you follow; no rhime or reason; you just jump on board. Of course Lord Conrad Black is not guilty! It’s not about guilt! It’s only about the money; his money; for most greedy, and inferior journalists and websites, against Lord Black! Guilty before Proven and before the facts are presented! Justice ? My ASS! It’s about the money or your lack of it. Have you seen the websites, that are making big bucks from this trial? Where is the justice, in this or anyone thinking guilty before any disclosure in a court of law?!! Law has nothing to do with this carnage of the “so called justice system”; when a “GUILTY’ verdict is acquired before any trial; they already did not give JUSTICE, it’s “DAY IN COURT”! If JUSTICE was being served and not a “HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR!” all Lord Black’s ASSETS and MONEY; would be available to him; rightfully so!!!!!!!! Anyone thinking or saying that this is justice; absolutely has no clear concept of a true justice at all and probably stands to gain much themselves or abviously has nothing to think with!! Judge not least Ye May BE Judged!! How immoral people become, when they stand to gain; personally! To Hell with Justice!! How sad for Humanity when you serve only yourselves! Take off the blinders and try and ask yourselves” would you call this justice, if this were happening to you?” Of course Not! This is a Smear against our countries, Humanity and a true sense of JUSTICE! —As God, has written justice and as you pretentiously, put your hands on the Bible and state ,”I DO,” when asked the question,”DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH AND NOHING BUT THE TRUTH, SO HELP YOU, GOD ?” For most of this corrupt world, who uses Money as their God, you have no clue as to truth and true justice; if you did you would not judge and condemn a man without, so much as any facts to go on; little own a fair trial!! Only people who; SPEAK THE TRUTH; RECOGNIZE, THE TRUTH! I take my hat off to Lord Conrad Black and his wife; for these people are what true INTEGRITY, Honor and Truth; are all about!!God help us all; as you are setting very dangerous Presidence; when it comes to your JUSTICE; will you be JUDGED as YOU are now JUDGING Lord Black? I hope so!! Only Truth matters; and most of you who are against Lord Black speak with forked tongue or no Rational; whatsoever! You should be ashamed of yourselves; but without conscience; you have no idea what I am talking about! TRUTH! I speak; therefore I recognize it!!

  5. Linda R.M.Rayner Wright says:

    Like sheep to the slaughter, you follow; no rhime or reason; you just jump on board. Of course Lord Conrad Black is not guilty! It’s not about guilt! It’s only about the money; his money; for most greedy, and inferior journalists and websites, against Lord Black! Guilty before Proven and before the facts are presented! Justice ? My ASS! It’s about the money or your lack of it. Have you seen the websites, that are making big bucks from this trial? Where is the justice, in this or anyone thinking guilty before any disclosure in a court of law?!! Law has nothing to do with this carnage of the “so called justice system”; when a “GUILTY’ verdict is acquired before any trial; they already did not give JUSTICE, it’s “DAY IN COURT”! If JUSTICE was being served and not a “HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR!” all Lord Black’s ASSETS and MONEY; would be available to him; rightfully so!!!!!!!! Anyone thinking or saying that this is justice; absolutely has no clear concept of a true justice at all and probably stands to gain much themselves or abviously has nothing to think with!! Judge not least Ye May BE Judged!! How immoral people become, when they stand to gain; personally! To Hell with Justice!! How sad for Humanity when you serve only yourselves! Take off the blinders and try and ask yourselves” would you call this justice, if this were happening to you?” Of course Not! This is a Smear against our countries, Humanity and a true sense of JUSTICE! —As God, has written justice and as you pretentiously, put your hands on the Bible and state ,”I DO,” when asked the question,”DO YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE TRUTH AND NOHING BUT THE TRUTH, SO HELP YOU, GOD ?” For most of this corrupt world, who uses Money as their God, you have no clue as to truth and true justice; if you did you would not judge and condemn a man without, so much as any facts to go on; little own a fair trial!! Only people who; SPEAK THE TRUTH; RECOGNIZE, THE TRUTH! I take my hat off to Lord Conrad Black and his wife; for these people are what true INTEGRITY, Honor and Truth; are all about!!God help us all; as you are setting very dangerous Presidence; when it comes to your JUSTICE; will you be JUDGED as YOU are now JUDGING Lord Black? I hope so!! Only Truth matters; and most of you who are against Lord Black speak with forked tongue or no Rational; whatsoever! You should be ashamed of yourselves; but without conscience; you have no idea what I am talking about! TRUTH! I speak; therefore I recognize it!!