ROB FORD CRACK VIDEO

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Shame On You For Shaming A Dead Drug Addict

When he was still in office, all of these criticisms were fair game. The man was an addict, and most progressives I know understand that addiction is a mental health issue and needs to be treated as such. Nonetheless, the man was in charge of our nation's largest metropolitan, and being an addict did not absolve him from the rightful criticism he received. But then he sought treatment. And then he was diagnosed with cancer. And then he died.
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These Guys Also Tried To Mount A Comeback

The storyline in a typical political comeback often starts with wrongdoing, then moves to an admission of guilt, then an apology and then the rocky road to redemption. Rob Ford’s story isn’t as strai...
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When Did Paying Cash To Drug Dealers Become a Newsroom Priority?

Chequebook journalism distracts from the core duty of reporting the news. Instead of publishing a story about the existence of the video, the Star's editors haggled over the price of possessing it. In an era of layoffs and demoralized newsrooms, paying cash to drug dealers is not in the public interest. We don't need more photos of Rob Ford with a crack pipe. We need money for gathering news.
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Chow: 'It's Obvious Mr. Ford Is A Sick Man'

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow says that while she is pleased Rob Ford is seeking professional help for substance issues, his leave of absence should have come months ago. "It's obvious Mr. For...