I find interesting the quoting of Conrad Black, back in Britain to promote his memoirs, and guesting on this week’s Have I Got News For You.
Speaking of Rupert Murdoch, Black reportedly said:
“Mr Murdoch is a psychopath, a person of no emotional or ethical thought, governed entirely by an expedient analysis of what his self-interest requires.”
On his impending HIGNFY appearance:
“I’m only going on because I’m trying to sell the book. I wouldn’t cross the street to appear on it if I wasn’t.”
Further on Murdoch:
“I’m not suggesting he’s a homicidal psychopath – he just severs people out of his life like that.”
On Tom Bower, author of a 2006 biography painting Black in light he finds objectionable:
“I assume he was engaged to write a smear job and that he has been indemnified because if he isn’t we’ll take the fillings out of his teeth and the roof off his house when we finally get around to dragging him into court here. He’s a dead man.”
He also praised Boris Johnson. Who has too appeared on HIGNFY. And has previously been Black’s laudator. It would be worth knowing whether he still is.