Saturday, May 25, 2013

Christie Blatchford says Canadian journalists have moved the goalposts in pursuit of alleged Rob Ford crack scandal

Christie Blatchford writes in the NatPost:

"So distressing do I find the Rob Ford spectacle that covering a terrible murder trial in Ottawa, as I did for a couple of days this week and last, came almost as a reprieve, a step out of the gutter.
"It is diminishing even to watch the daily unfolding of the story, the latest installment of which late Friday saw the Toronto Mayor belatedly deny that he uses or is addicted to crack cocaine.
"As for the cellphone video at the bloody heart of the whole business, Mr. Ford said merely, “I can’t comment on a video that I’ve never seen or does not exist.”
In this at least, the Mayor isn’t alone. . . ."
The column

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