Honour amongst thieves, pots and kettles, Black and Murdoch
15 July, 2011
Conrad Black does a job on Rupert Murdoch in yesterday’s Financial Times – worth reading. Link here.
The punchline is that “There must be a reckoning with decades of establishment cowardice towards someone whose nature has been well known throughout that time. The fault is the British establishment’s and it must not be seduced and intimidated, so profoundly and durably, again.”
According to the FT, Black is “the former chairman of the Telegraph Newspapers and of many other newspapers. He was convicted on four counts of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007. He served 29 months in prison until the Supreme Court vacated the convictions. An appeal court restored two counts. He will return to prison for 7½ months. He continues to assert his innocence.”
Seems to me that Black would never get a job writing for Murdoch’s newspapers. He writes too well.