At last, some real news.
The Mayor of Toronto, a chap by the name of Rob Ford, has allegedly been caught on video smoking crack - from a crack pipe, natch - and calling an opposition politician a "fag". Today he was chased around Toronto by camera crews and hacks as he issued one lame non-denial denial after another.
The glorious details:
Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal | Toronto StarA cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade.
Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times. It appears to show Ford in a room, sitting in a chair, wearing a white shirt, top buttons open, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is incoherent, trading jibes with an off-camera speaker who goads the clearly impaired mayor by raising topics including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Don Bosco high school football team Ford coaches.
“I’m f---ing right-wing,” Ford appears to mutter at one point. “Everyone expects me to be right-wing. I’m just supposed to be this great.…” and his voice trails off. At another point he is heard calling Trudeau a “fag.” Later in the 90-second video he is asked about the football team and he appears to say (though he is mumbling), “they are just f---ing minorities.”
And here's the video of the Mayor trying to run away from reporters all day:
Mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal | Toronto Star
The Star, which by all accounts is no fan of Mr. Ford's, are even running a live commentary on the scandal, just for those who can't get enough: http://livenews.thestar.com/Event/Ro...candal_updates