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.”