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Black’s Neocon Prison Memoirs

The JTA reports that Conrad Black, media mogul and soon-to-be inmate, may write columns for the New York Sun from prison. Exonerated on charges of using Hollinger money to fund his wife’s birthday party and a private jet jaunt to … Read More

By / July 18, 2007

The JTA reports that Conrad Black, media mogul and soon-to-be inmate, may write columns for the New York Sun from prison. Exonerated on charges of using Hollinger money to fund his wife’s birthday party and a private jet jaunt to the South Pacific, Black, a founding Sun investor, did happen negotiate a number of fraudulent business deals totaling $60 million. Water under the bridge, so writes Sun editor Seth Lipsky, who feels for his colleague (who also happens to be his chief investor):

"If he does go to prison, I hope he will be able to send us some columns. I don't know whether he will want to or be permitted, but the invitation is out," Lipsky, known for his loyalty to underlings and friends, told his staff. "And to those of you who might handle his copy here at the Sun, I say this: Please treat any of his dispatches as coming from a man who made your newspaper possible and, when you edit his prose and put it into print, remember that the honor is ours."

And you thought your resume couldn’t get you a journalism job.

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