Friday, May 24, 2013

Rob Ford Crack Addict

When did the standards of journalism sink so low that supposedly reputable media outlets would make allegations based on video that they (3 "reporters") either only saw a short clip of or never saw at all?

Is Mayor Ford an asshole? At times yeah. Is he a crack addict? I am looking at a picture of him as I type this and find it hard to believe that someone his size is a crack addict.

He is being attacked in the media based on ... what? A video no one can see but the 3 "reporters" who saw it claim it is legitimate. BUT they need some rubes to donate money in order to raise $200,000 to buy the video. I wonder what happens to the money if they can't buy it?

Rob Ford is in a catch 22 situation. If he speaks out against the claim he gives more fuel to the "media" who are using it to attack him. If he doesn't they claim his silence is proof. Tough position to be in.

So far he has said he is not an addict and there is no video. What else can he say?

Isn't the onus on these "reporters" to prove their assertion? Shouldn't the media have actually had the video to use as proof before reporting this? Before trying to destroy someone's career? Their life?

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