More Steyn on the Black trial
A fascinating trial, especially since I don't have to attend in person. I'm so glad Conrad Black's making this fight: U. S. prosecutors have far too much power, I don't care what party affiliation they might have, and this case is making such a great mock of them. Though what the jury will make of it in the end, who knows? Just remember, Black-haters: Even if the jury finds for the government, there will be plenty of appeals, and then . . . . But I think this jury trial may well go Black's way. We'll see.
Anyway, here's a great quote from Mark Steyn on one of the latest trial tussles - Lord and Lady Black's opera stopover in Seattle on the infamous "Bora Bora" trip:
If we have to have Wagner played out in rapid transit concepts, I’d love to see a production set on the Hollinger jet, with Conrad as Siegfried and Barbara as his valkyrie Brunnhilde, with David Radler as Hagen, who stabs Siegfried in the back, the whole thing wrapping up with the torching of Valhallinger in one almighty Stöckerdämmerung (Twilight Of The Share Price).
Also, on the numerous prosecution objections thus far:
Unlike the live testimony, for the video the objections had been pre-excised. As a result, there are occasional abrupt edits when Mr Sukonick’s head will suddenly jerk back as if he’s about to projectile vomit. I know how he feels.