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Ex-media mogul Conrad Black defiant on British satirical show

LONDON – Former media mogul Conrad Black has appeared on a British satirical show, defying the program’s mockery of his convictions in the U.S. and claiming innocence.


 

LONDON – Former media mogul Conrad Black has appeared on a British satirical show, defying the program’s mockery of his convictions in the U.S. and claiming innocence.

Satirists on the show “Have I Got News For You” made constant jokes at the expense of Black, who used to control papers including the Chicago Sun-Times and Britain’s Daily Telegraph.

But Black insisted on the show, which aired Friday, that he was wrongly convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice.

Earlier this week, he clashed with two British journalists, hurling insults at them and criticizing their questions.

He told veteran interviewer Jeremy Paxman that he was proud to have endured their exchange without “smashing your face in.”

Black was released from a U.S. prison in May, and is promoting his new book.


 
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Ex-media mogul Conrad Black defiant on British satirical show

  1. We should be proud of Conrad Black for many reasons. He endured the grossly unjust American prosecutorial system and survived the harsh American penal system with dignity and still managed to turn out lucid, logical and fascinating articles. Canadians should overcome their inherent pettiness and applaud Conrad Black.

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