An Appeal From the Ad Hoc Committee For Conrad Black
"This web site is dedicated to the support of Conrad Moffat Black in his current battle with grandstanding U.S. prosecutors and a hostile left-wing press. More than that it is our grateful and long overdue acknowledgement of his Lordship's life's struggle to confront, with unflagging courage, the Brobdingnagian forces of Canadian small-mindedness, parochialism, mediocrity, and failure."
And click they did, leaving their stirring testimonials alongside supportive quotes from David Frum, Mark Steyn, Christie Blatchford, William F. Buckley Jr., Michael Coren, and Baroness Thatcher.
Werner Patels : "Conrad Black and I have corresponded on occasion on various issues, and I have found him to be a congenial and highly intelligent individual. I believe he has become the victim of a witch hunt. I will keep my fingers crossed for him and wish him all the best."
Adam Yoshida sweetly offered to send money.
From Alastair Gordon, president of Canadian Coalition For Democracies , a long and stinging indictment of Lord Black's "persecutors", ending with : "the OSC actually destroyed shareholder value when it denied the defendant's privatization proposal in March 2005."
Still others bewailed "the Stalinist practice of taking out the strong-men in a horrifying spectacle before subjecting the rest to unending and complete subservience" and how "Jesus himself was persecuted by the high court of the Sanhedrin".
The National Post publicized the website "Black described as Martyr" and Lord Black himself wrote them a gracious letter.
All in all, a rousing show of support from Canada's right wing.
And you just gotta love those endorsements from Ayn Rand and Napoleon Bonaparte on the sidebar.
Thank you, Frank Magazine ... eFrank.ca
UPDATE: RossK on The Backdoor Man