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Video: Rob Ford’s wild ride

Charlie Gillis and Emma Teitel on Rob Ford, his nation and a story that keeps getting worse


 

In the latest issue of Maclean’s, now on stands, Charlie Gillis explains why Toronto’s mayor just won’t go away. “Far from being scared off by the mayor’s apparent excesses, countless Ford supporters have voiced hope over the last few days that the mayor will stay in office,” Gillis writes. “Many speak darkly of a media conspiracy against him, while others say reporters and police should stay out of the man’s personal life.” We’ll have that story on the site in the coming days.

In the same issue, columnist Emma Teitel also writes of Ford. “I’m embarrassed to live in Toronto right now not because our mayor—the same mayor who in 2005 suggested drug addicts ‘dry out’ in prison—allegedly hangs out with gang bangers and admits to smoking crack, but because he gets away with it.” You can read her column here.

In this video, Gillis and Teitel take on some of the questions swirling around this story as it continues to evolve:

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Video: Rob Ford’s wild ride

  1. St. Augustine – cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum

    pj o’rourke – Ii you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you’ve read his autobiography.

  2. When I first heard about the current Time Magazine cover (of a man seen in Alfred Hitchcock style profile) along with the caption “the Elephant in the Room”, I really thought the reference was to Rob Ford. Turned-out that it wasn’t because the article was in reference to another “heavy weight” (American) politician. Nonetheless, Maclean’s Magazine might want borrow the layout idea for their next cover especially when it will be very difficult to top their own cover above where Rob Ford is seen trampling the city in classic King Kong style. As mom used to say, “Many a true word is spoke in jest”.

  3. Luv the cover. Let my people go! Now there’s a lead you can sink your teeth into.

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