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Late-night hosts: ‘It’s official, Rob Ford is the best’


 

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s jaw dropping use of explicit language on live television to deny another allegation against him was once again a heaven-sent gift to late night comics who can’t seem to get enough of the ongoing saga.

“God bless Canada, what a gift the Canadians have given us,” Tonight Show host Jay Leno gleefully said Thursday night in his monologue as he joked that Ford’s desire to run for re-election despite his admission of drug use and drinking could just be a “pipe dream.”

“It’s official, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is the best,” quipped Late Night host .

“This guy is unbelievable.”

Ford’s crude comment in response to court documents that contained allegations from former staff that he once told a female aide he was going to have oral sex with her was the latest trigger for the late shows. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart devoted about six-and-a-half minutes, replaying Ford’s video tirade in its entirety.

“All of this, the allegations, the intoxicated rant tapes, the crack smoking he believes is excused somehow by his rampant alcoholism, all of this pales in comparison to this next moment,” Stewart said as he set up the latest Ford moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtAosEp5R04

“Let that be your last statement, throw down the mic, make that your last sentence of your entire career in public service because that is what we call in my business a closer,” an incredulous Stewart said after showing the video.

“Kind of makes you nostalgic for the crack now, doesn’t it Toronto,” Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report joked about Ford’s denial of not only the alleged sexual comment.

Ford’s tirade also included angry denials at other allegations contained in the court documents, which referred to police interviews of the mayor’s former staff and a waiter at a restaurant who said he suspected the mayor and a woman were snorting cocaine in a backroom. Another allegation was that the mayor was seen with a woman believed to be a prostitute, something Ford also denied and indicated he would be taking legal action against his accusers.

“This has everything you want,” joked Late Show host David Letterman.

“The city council was grilling the guy, it turned out that at one point he had hookers in the mayor’s office…boy I did not see that coming,” said Letterman, who devoted his iconic Top Ten List to Ford‘s pregnant pause this week in response to a question from a council member on whether he purchased illegal drugs.

Ford’s foibles have been a staple for late night hosts ever since word first surface of a video that appeared to show the mayor smoking crack, something he initially denied but later admitted he has done.


 
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Late-night hosts: ‘It’s official, Rob Ford is the best’

  1. Letterman lecturing on morality after he had to admit on the air that he had sex with staffers…

    • Yeah but he was in a drunken stupor and had more than enough to eat at home.

      My god, Rob Ford has made it so bloody easy to respond to “conservative” posters.

      • Actually, given his vices, Ford is a proggie dream – he appears to indulge in everything Libs and Dippers want to see legalized. Marijauna? Check! Sex-trade workers? Check! Here’s hoping the next Ford proclivity turns out to be heroin, so he can become the poster child for those safe injection sites the courts ordered the government to pay for.

  2. Bad as Ford behaved, this display of unfortuante personal behaviour by the Toronto Star is an intentional media “Wag the Dog”-like show to distract Ontario voters from the real scandal, the Ontario liberal government’s corrupt embazzlment of $1.1 BILLION by its sudden closing of Gas Plant to win the last provincial election and then to illegaly destroy th email evidence concerning its intentional theft. All eyes and discussion are now turned on Ford rather than the current OPP investigation. That is the truth and problem Ford created, despite his accomplishments as Mayor.

  3. No one has beat Jack Layton who was actually caught naked in a whore house when it was raided by police. And of course, there’s not much replay of that scandal by the L media.