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Sun May 26, 2013, 02:18 PM

Mayor Rob Ford, brother blast 'bunch of maggots' in the media

Source: CBC

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, were critical of the media during the early part of their weekly radio show, which came after a tumultuous few days in which both men denied separate drug-related allegations that had been raised about them.

Just a few minutes into their talk show, Mayor Ford suggested the media were a "bunch of maggots," though he then apologized for characterizing them in that way.

"Folks, I've addressed these allegations and itís unfortunate that you get put in this situation, but we're moving forward," the mayor said Sunday afternoon, in reference to the reports that a video has surfaced of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

CBC News has not been able to validate the existence of the video or any of the claims being made about it.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/26/ford-radio-show.html



On Friday, Rob Ford said he does not use cocaine.

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Reply Mayor Rob Ford, brother blast 'bunch of maggots' in the media (Original post)
alp227 May 2013 OP
SoapBox May 2013 #1
Posteritatis May 2013 #3
greiner3 May 2013 #13
marble falls May 2013 #2
Sunlei May 2013 #4
LiberalLovinLug May 2013 #6
Sunlei May 2013 #7
LiberalLovinLug May 2013 #8
laundry_queen May 2013 #9
Posteritatis May 2013 #11
laundry_queen May 2013 #10
Posteritatis May 2013 #12
tanyev May 2013 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. Simple...

drug test them.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:21 PM

3. Not so simple

One, you can't just order something like that, and two, drugs aren't permanently detactable in somebody's system.

(Three, just for emphasis, you can't just order something like that.)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:17 PM

13. I think the poster was being satirical.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:41 PM

2. Ford may be nuts or even criminal, it pains me to see Canada having the same embarressments...

we have here in aces and spades in the US. But before the Fords are compelled to piss test shouldn't they at least be charged first, as in some sort of due process???

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. what is it about 5 years ago now, Canada let fox-lies get a legal toe in their country?

didn't fox have to sue to get in to Canada and limits were set?

oh Canada you let them in.
your media and politics start the big rot

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:07 PM

6. No it didn't go through

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/fox-news-will-not-be-moving-into-canada-after-all_b_829473.html

"Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast....any false or misleading news."


But we do have something called Sun News Network now. Our own version. Except for the deliberate lying not allowed.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:19 PM

7. omg, I though Canada let "fox lies" in your country. Are you sure that 'sun news network isn't them?

The republicans who run those fake propaganda medias always change names to fool people. The politicans are huge into investments with your shale oil and other canadian natural resourses. Wouldn't be surprised if they aren't in your gov and changing it for the worse. Similar to what has happened to the USA.

I guess if they start building a border wall Canada/USA (and taking billions of dollars from the canadian citizens) then we will know for sure you have been invaded.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:51 PM

8. Well yes, Sun News is called "Fox News North" here

Its a Canada made product available on specialty cable channels. But it has to abide by our regulations that shockingly don't allow lies to be spoken on news networks as the truth.

Fox News itself wanted to broadcast the same lying product they show in the USA. But they cannot manage to produce a news show WITHOUT the assurances that they can lie and not be sued for it.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:38 PM

9. Um, I have Fox news

They produce the same garbage they spew in the States, and it's on TV here, 24/7. They've been on Canadian TV for awhile now. So the whole "Fox news wasn't allowed in Canada because of their regulations" is not true. It's even part of my 'news' package with Telus.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:52 PM

11. Conservative news outlets aren't a unified, monolithic entity under Republican control.

Every country with anything close to a free press is going to have them, along with the rest of the ideological spectrum.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:02 PM

10. Actually, the media is doing its job on this story

The reason that idiot Ford is so pissed, is because he feels 'attacked' but yet won't give any actual denials (he gives carefully parsed non-denial denials...) Plus, he acts like he can get away with anything because he's a conservative - he's also a bully. This is a guy who has no sense of humour (one of our much-loved news parody shows accosted him - as they've done to nearly every other politician in Canada - and he's the only one who freaked out and became an total asshole), he badmouths the media constantly for, um, doing their job, he has tantrums in public if things don't go his way...need I go on? Your typical entitled conservative whiner is what he is.

There have been rumours swirling around about Ford and his substance abuse for some time now. His denials are always phrased in such a way (and usually with such defiance and arrogance) that I'll eat my hat if they aren't eventually proven to be true. And he never answers questions, but he attacks others. It's their fault, everyone else is the bad guy, why are you picking on me, wahhh. The way the family circles the wagon is also textbook dysfunctional family protocol. They refused to give any definitive answers and instead went on the attack. So very textbook...

The media has probed into these allegations as they are supposed to. They haven't gone overboard - the Fords have provided PLENTY of material for journalists to start examining. When these allegations first came out, there was nothing but silence on Ford's part (oh, sorry, he sent out his brother first...). He ignored them for the better part of a week. Suddenly, around the same time Gawker was saying they lost contact with the owners of the video, Ford comes out all defiant. Listen to his press conference and the tone of his voice. I have no doubt he had a little talk with his 'friends' that had the video. Some people may call that tinfoil-hat-ish, but I assert that Rob Ford has all the airs of a corrupt sociopath (when you've been married to one, you can spot them a mile away). If I were those drug dealers, I'd be worried about being suicided.

I also find it ironic the Fords blasted the media while ON THEIR VERY OWN RADIO SHOW. Much like Fox and Rush whining about the media. Duh, you ARE IT.

Rob Ford is a huge embarrassment to the big TO. I wish they'd turf him quickly.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2013, 08:57 PM

12. 'The media' are absolutely the good guys in this scenario

The Sun notwithstanding, but even they have their own use as tens of thousands of people in Toronto keep birds and need cage lining.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 05:34 PM

5. Yeah, that'll help.

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