From the BBC: The number of soldiers killed in a suicide attack on a military convoy in north-western Pakistan has risen to 24, a Pakistan army spokesman has said. Twenty-nine others were also hurt when the convoy was hit in the remote tribal region of North Waziristan. Major General Waheed Arshad admitted the attack could [...]
Early on in her husband's trial, Barbara Amiel Black called one TV producer a slut and told others: “'You're all vermin, you make me sick,'” according to one account. “I used to be a journalist and I never door-stepped people.” The Toronto Star also picked up this nugget from Amiel Black's writings: In Macleans, she [...]
The Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente on why Martha Stewart understands the times better than Conrad Black.
The Toronto Star's David Olive, a long-time critic of Black, on why Conrad doesn't deserve much sympathy. From the commentary: As a wunderkind tycoon in the 1970s, Black outwitted two widows to seize control of one of Canada's greatest conglomerates, Argus Corp. After promising to build on Argus's earlier triumphs, Black instead dismantled that creaking [...]
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The Globe and Mail’s Jacquie McNish thinks Conrad Black would have been better off to kiss and make up with his angry shareholders five years ago. True, but then he wouldn’t be Conrad.
The Globe and Mail's Paul Waldie reports that some small-town newspapermen and Conrad Black's own secretary did more damage to the tycoon's case than the glamour witnesses like David Radler: Mr. (Mike) Reed, Mr. (Lloyd) Case and Mr. (David) Paxton run dozens of newspapers in small towns across the United States like Jamestown, N.D., and Paducah, Ky. All three explained [...]
Over in jolly old England, the Black verdict is the top story on all national newspaper websites. Some screencaps follow … Here's the home team, the Telegraph: Maybe the Financial Times will be nicer … Well, a bit, but not particularly. How about the lefty Guardian? Will The Independent break from the pack? “Lord Fraud.” Ouch! How [...]