Sunday, 21 February 2010

Con con flick?

As Peter Worthington tells it in a column today, annual visits to see Conrad Black behind bars in Florida reveal evidence of a changed man.

"I suspect his two years (so far) in the Coleman Complex have made him a better person, and has certainly improved the lives of some inmates who, without him, would not have the beginnings of an education and a better life they have acquired through him," Worthington writes.

"He seems to get along with everyone. His success in teaching English, and leading political discussions, and lecturing on American history, stems in part from his sense of humour and irreverence - but also because he’s an inmate, too."

As a “teacher,” Conrad Black has shown a patience and empathy that previously one didn’t associate with him, says Worthington.

An interesting, recommended read.

From a Lord and media baron to a low security prison inmate/teacher/columnist affecting the lives of his incarcerated students, that true story has all the makings of a Hollywood movie.

Oscar material.

How the movie would end is another story. Black is awaiting an appeal of his 6 1/2 year sentence.


  1. I believe he will attempt to escape at some point. An armed shoot out is out of the question, but I'm sure he can negotiate a hostile takeover of the guards, then steal their pensions, fire them all and walk out scott free...

  2. Why is Peter Worthington still sucking up to Conrad Black?
    Clearly Black robbed from the poor to give to the rich - and it was proven in court. Is Black really a sympathetic figure?