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Rob Ford Crack Admission Among Top 2013 Apologies, Time Says

12/04/2013 12:23 EST | Updated 02/03/2014 05:59 EST
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TORONTO, ON- NOVEMBER 14 - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the speaker in council City Hall in Toronto. November 14, 2013. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made Time magazine's list of "Top 10 Apologies" of 2013, slotting into the number 2 position behind celebrity chef Paula Deen but ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama.

In a year-end feature called Top 10 Everything, the magazine cited the embattled mayor for confessing to smoking crack cocaine, as well as apologies for making a vulgar comment about his wife on live television and knocking over a city councillor during a Toronto council meeting.

Ford's troubles have been a popular topic in U.S. media, including on news programs, morning shows and with late-night comedians.  

Others on the Time list and what they were apologizing for include:

- Actor Alec Baldwin (homophobic slurs).

- Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis (insulting jurors).

- News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (political cartoon in the Sunday Times).

- JCPenney (store changes that angered customers).

- Oprah Winfrey (accusing a store clerk of racism).

- CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta (previously opposing medical marijuana).

- 60 Minutes (retracted report about attack on U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya).

- Obama (Obamacare's failings).

- Paula Deen (racial epithets).

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