Do you believe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Did Crack? Or Never Feud with a Media Outlet! POLL

Do you believe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Did Crack? Or Never Feud with a Media Outlet!   POLL

jg2CFN – 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.

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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?

You can post your comments below and vote in our poll.

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9 Responses to "Do you believe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Did Crack? Or Never Feud with a Media Outlet! POLL"

  1. gimme-a-break   May 21, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Toronto Star has officially hit tabloid status as far as I`m concerned. Every week they post a huge story about some absurd accusation against the mayor. A week later it fizzles out when people realize its bull. There`s a reason that the people who claim to have seen the video will only say that it his him in it and won`t say that he`s smoking a crack pipe. Liberal media makes me laugh. The ignorant sheeple who believe it make me laugh even harder.

  2. Buzzy   May 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    on a real think about this, many years ago he used to hang out at a strip joint in the rexdale area,
    he is the mayor of Toronto y the heck wouldn’t he pull a marion berry get a hotel with some hookers?
    y not party with the bikers mob triads y street gangs like the crips
    if he was afraid of extortion wouldn’t like to think he is smarter than that where poverty in hood forces n breeds opportunists?
    maybe he took a page outa what the politicians do in Kingston Jamaica, hire gunmen to do they dirty
    or does it go deeper
    has anyone or himself offered piss test? the timing seems now hes clean so that wouldn’t work
    I guess we will have to wait….white knuckles for u 2?

  3. Jimmy Olsen   May 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    @gimme-a-break: the people (two Toronto Star reporters) don’t ‘claim’ to have seen the video they did see the video…3 times if my memory serves me. It was shown to them by some drug dealers in Toronto. And the reporters don’t say it’s the mayor because they rightly say it looks like the mayor…meaning they’re admitting it could be later determined it’s a man who simply looks like the mayor. That means they’re doing the right thing.

    Remember the nude pics of Prince in Vegas last year? Uhhh…I guess people could have said: it looks like Harry and he appears to be nude.

    The crack video is probably accurate. More serious, to me, are the comments made by the man who “looks like” Rob Ford while on video about the football players etc. Creepy.

  4. gimme-a-break   May 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    @Jimmy. I just can’t believe that if the T Star actually had something this substantial to hold against him, they wouldn’t do everything in their power to get the video. These journalists will tell you that it’s unethical to purchase info. Is it not unethical to print such heinous accusations without proof? I’m not just talking about this video. Let’s not forget the famous ass grab or his drunken night at the ball. Like everything else they print, it will lose it’s steam after a couple of days with no new developments. The libs love to cry about attack adds. How is this not much worse if this turns out to be a hoax? Just saying….if Canadians are looking for truth, the Star is the last place to find it.

  5. jules   May 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Who knows but pictures are doctored up and I don’t really think that Mayor Ford would stoop that low. Politicians are always “cracked up” anyways even without the drugs they are brainless.

    As for Prince Harry he has a reputation and yes I believe everything there is about him and his grandmother gave him hell when he went home – it was embarrassing enough what Diana did and now her sons turn to continue where she left off.

  6. Jimmy Olsen   May 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    @gimme. I see your points. But the price for the video is very steep. The Star is likely playing a waiting game. If there are no buyers, among Canadian media, the video will surface. Someone richer will cough up the money just because they can…just like Wright came up with over $90K for Mr. Duffy.

    Something’s bound to come out sooner or later, and if you’re right, the Star will have to eat crow. If the accusations are wrong, Ford can sue, and retire.

  7. Wow!   May 21, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Best mayor ever. I wouldn’t wipe my dog stinky old ass with the Star.

  8. Peter Clarke   May 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Time for the Toronto Star media corporation to Put Up or Shut Up on Their Allegations based on a Phantom video and Hear-Say
    .
    Unverified but alleged crack cocaine phantom video hearsay and apparently viewed in the back seat of a car as suggested by Toronto Star employees for their alleged story DOES NOT MEET the SMELL TEST of RELIABILITY!

    However it does sell newspapers in the media’s never ending attempt of character assassination politically directed at Toronto’s Mayor Ford!

    So called journalists or reports and their media bosses know that what they are doing is reckless and shows no respect for their readers or the public in general.

    It has become more than obvious to all Canadians that ethics within print media today is a nicety that their bottom line cannot afford!

    According to one Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star journalistic ethics regarding printing and reprinting of unverifiable alleged allegations of unverifiable video audio stories from self proclaimed drug dealers supposedly involving Toronto’s Mayor Ford on the sole word of two Toronto Star employees it’s “Ethis Shmethics”!

    Jonathan Kay from the National Post is no better.

    His latest story article, based on this phantom video supposedly provided by crack cocaine drug dealers on a staged video for profit from the proceeds of crime which is an illegal offense in Canada to Toronto Star reports, insinuates without any proof whatsoever that Toronto’s Mayor Ford is a crack head who should leave office before being proven guilty of any offense in a court of law?

    Unless this guy Kay has some substantiated and verified law enforcement backed legal and factual proof for his libelous and defamatory remarks about Mayor Ford he could be in a heap of legal trouble.

    Perhaps now Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby in the interests of the public and law enforcement might come to the defense of Toronto’s Mayor on a pro bono basis in the interest of fair play, transparency and of course the public good like he has done and claimed to represent in the past?

    In my opinion these two Toronto Star employees who broke this story about the Mayor have some unanswered questions that need answering in the interests’ of law enforcement, journalistic ethics and accountability for their actions.

    The Star’s very questionable, unverified and dubious story shall remain as such in the minds and eyes of public opinion until these two reporters and employees of the Toronto Star come clean and confessed to the motives behind their dealings with drug dealers and criminal types.

    As such for profit schemes that are based on unverified and phantom video movies and hearsay recordings as to he said she said allegations for a very questionable, unverifiable dubious headline story and follow-up articles to increase circulation is NOT journalism in Canada.

    And as such it must be investigated by the proper legal authorities for the protection of all public or private citizens.

    Here are questions that must be answered by these reports and their employers!

    1. For how long and how intimate have these two reporters known these self proclaimed dealers and their sources?

    2. Has either of these two reporters ever smoked crack cocaine?

    3. Has either of these tow reporters ever bought crack cocaine or other illegal drugs?

    4. Did the Star or these two reporters pay to see the staged video or purchase drugs from these or other sources?

    5. Were either of these two reporters the anonymous voice on the staged cell phone video asking the questions?

    6. Did either of these two reporters participate in the making of this cell phone
    video?

    7. Did any Toronto Star reporter, journalist or employee participate in any way
    with the making of this unverified video or attempt to entrap the Mayor to create a story for enhancing circulation and sales?

    8. Did these two reporters at any time prior to the release of the story advise
    the police about their ongoing contacts with these or other

  9. jules   May 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I think that if Mayor Ford of Toronto used crack cocaine it would show in his demeaner right away. I can’t see anything that would indicate that he uses or used crack cocaine. What I think is that some people are trying to take him down by any means that they can. It is like some sort of a witch hunt on the man. I am not saying that the man is an angel or anything like that – he could be doing other things that are strange but I cannot see him doing crack cocaine. Politicians are mighty strange and Ford is a barrel of laughs just like Mel Lastman.

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