Daniel Dale

Toronto Star/CP

The Week In Review: Daniel Dale Shouldn't Be Covering Rob Ford

If what Rob Ford has been saying about Daniel Dale is untrue, as Dale insists, then I don't blame the reporter for initiating legal action in an effort to protect his reputation. However, I do take issue with his insistence that it's fine for him to remain on the city hall beat for the Toronto Star while he does so. A reporter should be as impartial as possible, which means at a minimum he should have no obvious conflicts with the subjects he's reporting on. And there are few conflicts more obvious than being on the other end of a lawsuit with someone. Dale can't provide objective coverage about Ford at the same time that he's suing him.
CP

Ford Nation Comes Out To Help

Someone is looking to raise $50,000 to help Toronto Mayor Rob Ford pay his legal bills. A campaign on the crowd funding website Indiegogo alleges the mayor has been unfairly targeted by “special inte...
CP

Nothing To Say, Big Guy?

TORONTO, Cananda - Rob Ford is not commenting on a libel notice brought against him by a reporter who claims the Toronto mayor made remarks on TV that amounted to an accusation of pedophilia against h...
Instagram

Conrad and RoFo: A Meeting of Outraged Minds

There they sit facing each other in Toronto City Hall -- two very rich men of much more than considerable girth, strangely similar, radiating mutual admiration, screw-you arrogance and otherworldly chutzpah. This odd couple comes together last Monday on Vision's The Zoomer. It's never the widely advertised interview promised, because the Baron doesn't know how to interview. Instead, it's a chat between two obviously misunderstood innocents. So no tough, probing questions from the Baron to the Mayor along the lines of "have you no shame, sir? No decency?"
CP

Why the Media Is Winning Against Rob Ford

You've given the media so much to comment on: missteps, mixed messages, leaderless moments in city hall, all topped off with the cherry of antagonism. Of course they don't like you. Your job is to be the face and the leader of the city in which we all live, and sometimes, you're not so good at it. They are very good at their job, which is reporting on you.
CP

I Wouldn't Follow This "Star" Reporter Into Battle

When the Toronto Star's City Hall reporter, Daniel Dale, was caught snooping behind Mayor Rob Ford's home, he became frightened. When confronted, journalists don't usually yell for help, drop their camera and recorder, and run away. Maybe when facing a mob in Somalia, but not when a Toronto mayor catches you snooping. Gracious!