CFN – One of the hottest news stories in Canada right now is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Ford is alleged to be on a video showing him adeptly using a crack pipe while calling Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau a “fag”.
Mayor Ford made some half baked denials and then has hid the holiday weekend for the most part while his story has gone far and wide.
New York ran a page; “20 Things Worth Knowing About Toronto’s Crack-Smoking Mayor, Rob Ford”
Here’s a charming video where if I’m understanding Mayor Ford correctly he wants to “lynch” the homeless?
Chez Network! (notice the mayor didn’t hit the panic button!)
A very John Candy moment.
And of course Mayor Ford is famous for his feud with the Toronto Star. I can tell you it’s totally retarded to “feud” with a strong media outlet or even a weak one for that matter. Media outlets are like guns. Harmless unless someone pulls the trigger. They don’t start feuds. Only really really ignorant and dumb politicians have them and they usually end up looking like……Rob Ford.
Frankly does the Toronto Star run the video story if there is no feud? In my very humble opinion I think not. When trickles of our own Paul Fitzpatrick/Donna Derouchie scandal hit CFN’s desk in late 2009 I told the snitch that I don’t care who sleeps with who.
Of course when the former CAO helped Mayor Kilger start his own feud with CFN the files were opened.
Media outlets get metric tons of content crawl over our screens and desks daily. We have to disseminate which pieces to use, when, or even if. It’s an interesting field in so many ways as Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto is discovering.
A simple solution of course is for Mayor Ford to agree to some good old fashion drug testing; and while that won’t conclusively be an answer to the veracity of the video, which I’m sure will be on You Tube at some point, it’s a start.
I get why voters placed Mayor Ford in Toronto, and I kinda agree in some ways. He’s an Anti-Politician. He says what he thinks. Of course that can backfire especially if you’re not a deep thinker.
What do you think dear CFN viewers? Do you believe that Rob Ford enjoyed some crack?
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